Mary Faust Carradine
Mary is an artist, who lives and works in Carrollton, Texas. She has been studying and creating art since childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing, Textiles and Design, with a minor in Art, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. For most of her career, Mary worked in creative fields. She was a visual specialist for many years for several major retailers, and also had her own freelance business. After that, she moved to graphic arts field. Since 2009, she has concentrated on creating and producing her own work.
Having grown up in Wisconsin, Mary feels especially attuned to nature. Elements from nature are featured in most of her work. Travel plays a huge role to her for inspiration. She uses her photographic images as a resource for her artwork, and categorizes herself as an artist who likes to take pictures.
Mary feels the diversity of mediums she works in stimulates her creativity. Although primarily working in printmaking, with monotypes, serigraphy, and lithography, she likes to push boundaries by overlapping and combining some of the different techniques each process offers. Other mediums she works with include fabric, painting, and photography. Some of the artists Mary has had the opportunity to work with–and learn from–include, Jon Goebal, Joan Hall, Michelle Martin, David Newman, Kathryn Polk, Don Taylor, Paul Yank, and Sangmi Yoo.
Over her lifetime, Mary has won several awards for her artwork. In second grade, she received her very first, First Place Award. She was recently awarded First Place in a juried show, for a monotype print. She participated in a public art project for the city of Lewisville in 2018, and two of her designs were selected to be included in the piece.
Mary is member, and on the Board, of the Visual Art League of Lewisville (VAL), and a member of Southern Graphics Council International.
Paradox of Senescence