Kenneth Green holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing from Baylor University and the University of Cincinnati. He has been working as a professional artist for over thirty years, and has exhibited his work throughout the U.S., including gallery exhibitions in Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and New York. Green was published in the 42nd edition of New American Paintings. The artist’s work is in public, corporate, and private collections, including the collections of the University of Cincinnati, Noon Day Ministries, and Sybilla Indermauer in Zug, Switzerland. Green currently paints and teaches at the Southwest University of Visual Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Raised by two artists in the art-minded and culturally-eclectic community of Santa Fe, Mary Alayne Thomas developed her creative abilities early on, illustrating children’s magazines by the age of twelve. Mary’s curiosity about diverse mediums has taken her into previously unknown territories. She was initially taken with the luminosity and versatility of watercolor. She has since gone on to incorporate encaustic, gold leaf, India Ink, pencil and silkscreen. The artwork begins as a watercolor which is then coated with encaustic (beeswax combined with resin). The media are layered between the wax washes. The result is an unusual depth, a three-dimensional artwork with an emphasis on Mary’s unique stylized patterns and shapes and textures.There is a delicacy and softness to her art that emanates from the layering of art forms within the waxy surface, resulting in paintings imbued with luminosity and translucent depth.