Mary Silverwood (1932-2011)


"After decades of painting the golden hills, redwoods, fir and pine of Sonoma County, California, I was ready to find some new motifs. A visit to New Mexico in the late 1980s offered everything I was looking for, and I returned every year, finally moving here with the new millennium. I find the high-desert landscape endlessly fascinating. The great configurations of mountains, arroyos, mesas, ravines and compacted vegetation against the azure sky are powerful, and I have drawn strength from them."  

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Joyce Robins, representing the Estate of Mary Silverwood


I started representing Mary when I opened my gallery in 1996.  Over the years we became dear friends.  When Mary died in December of 2011, she wished that I continue to pass on her legacy - her artwork - to collectors.  It is a privilege to still represent her work!  She was a nationally-recognized master in the art of pastel!

I feel it is also important that Mary's work be in a gallery setting.  Thus I have chosen a fine, established gallery to also show her work, Ventana Fine Art,  400 Canyon Road,  Santa Fe,  NM      505 983 8815.

Since I closed my bricks-and-mortor gallery, I am working at Ventana on weekends and enjoying it immensely.  I have placed a wonderful body of work in the gallery.

If you are visiting Santa Fe and would like to see the pieces that I have on my web site in person, let me know and we'll set up an appointment.  If you have any questions, please give me a call (505 920 -9307) or send me an email.

I would enjoy seeing you or hearing from you!  I miss my collectors of the past!