Mon, March 30

Sedona Giclée Gallery features Mary Lois Brown

Educators will tell you that early childhood learning plays a pivotal role in shaping the life of an individual. And they would only be too happy to cite Sedona oil painter Mary Lois Brown as a case in point.

"When I was very young my parents gave me a paint by numbers set," she recalls. "I remember using the left over paint for my own compositions, and I enjoyed it so much that I later took every art class I could find."

The results of Brown's early start, as well as her extensive training, will be seen this month at Sedona Giclée Gallery, where many of her latest works will be on display.

Brown's mastery of her medium has been widely recognized in the last decade, via awards, acceptances in juried shows, and invitations to prestigious plein air events. And although the importance of the many training opportunities she has had is undeniable, it takes much more than art classes to produce such an accomplished artist. That's where observation and life experience come in.

In Brown's case, many of those life experiences came from living and working in the Grand Canyon for two decades. While she was there, her artist's eye was with her every step of the way.

"Light, air, and atmosphere always affect how we see things," she notes. "This became much more vivid to me during my years in the Canyon. I explored and absorbed the beauty of that magnificent place from river to rim, and to this day I am still trying to share those memories through my paintings."

Among her works on display will be "Up River at The Little Colorado", which captures the serenity and shadows of the inner Grand Canyon near the end of a luminous day.

Also featured will be "Late Afternoon at Los Burros," a plein air painting from the White Mountains which recently took first place in the Oil Painting division at the El Valle Artists January, 2012 show.

Sedona Giclée Gallery will also be showing, for the first time, works by renowned photographer Scott Stulberg, who has recently relocated to Sedona. Stulberg is widely known for his travel, lifestyle, and stock images, and will be a featured artist in a future month.

Sedona Giclée Studios and Gallery provides fine art reproduction, restoration, and printing services to the local arts community, and represents a growing range of renowned artists online as well as in their gallery in West Sedona. They offer prints and reproductions on a wide variety of print surfaces and media along with many other printing and design services.

Sedona Giclée is located at 2055 W. State Route 89A, Suite B, near the Harkins Theater, and is open on Monday through Saturday from 111 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Justin or Jodi Whittaker at 928-282-4708 or visit the gallery online at

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