l like to paint, and I love the expressiveness and freshness possible with watercolor.  I tend to work fast trying to capture the essence of a scene without overworking it. I try to let the watercolors work their magic by keeping a loose approach allowing some paints to blend and accidents to happen. Increasingly, I find painting to be as much about “seeing” as it is about technique or style. 


I earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus on drawing and painting from the University of Minnesota and have achieved Signature Status in the Minnesota Watercolor Society. I have been honored to receive the following awards:

  • 2021 MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Show, Merit Award, "Blue Barn".
  • 2020 MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Show, Merit Award, "Balboa Island Boats II".
  • 2017 MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Show; Honorable Mention, "Last Night in Italy".
  • 2015 MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Show; Merit Award, "Summer Shade".
  • 2013 Edina Art Center Member Juried Show; Merit Award, "Blue and White Striped Umbrellas".
  • 2013 Savage Juried Art Competition and Show; Second Place, "Red Umbrellas in New Mexico".

You can order prints and greeting/note cards on-line from my website via Fine Art America. Just click on the link at the bottom of the page to see what is available and the price. Prints may be purchased in various sizes and surfaces. You have the option of choosing a mat and frame as well. If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, simply return it within 30 days and you will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Please note that Fine Art America does not reimburse outgoing or return shipping charges unless the item is defective in quality.


Please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing the original painting.


The paintings on this website reflect my journey. I hope you enjoy them.


Mary Deziel