Mary Veiga Artist Biography
Growing up in beautiful Maryland farmland, Mary naturally drew inspiration from her surroundings. Spending time riding her horse through the striking abundance of the landscape instilled in her a strong sense of attachment and belonging. This inspired her to share her experience through artistic expression. Demonstrating a natural ability and interest from an early age her work began drawing awards and recognition. Mary went onto formal training at The Maryland Institute and College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Her fine arts education continued with acclaimed landscape artists David Buckley Good, John Brandon Sills, and colorist Camille Przwodek. Her early influencers include Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, and William Merrit Chase, and remain evident in her work today.
In 1995, Mary began her art business as a professional artist and master craftsman painting murals, Trompe l’oeil, and faux finishes for residential and commercial clients throughout the Baltimore Washington area. Her extensive practice and training with both dimensionality of color and texture enriches the experience of her landscape paintings. Her work has won many awards and been featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Chesapeake Home and Living, The Tidewater Times, HGTV, WJZ–Channel 13, the Baltimore Sun newspaper, Baltimore’s Child, and more.
While Mary works full-time painting commissions and expanding her style, she also teaches fine art and painting at The Mitchell School of Fine Art [Baltimore]. Mary has been accepted into the prestigious 2019, 2020 and 2021 Plein Air Easton Art Compettion winning second place in 2021 and her art is represented in several Maryland galleries including Trippe Gallery in Easton, Oriet’s Fine Art, Bozzuto and Greene Art Gallery, Stoney Run Home, and the Capital Artist Collective in Washington D.C. Mary lives in Baltimore with her husband, Jeff, and two boys—Noah and Callaway. They spend weekends and summers at their Tilghman Island home and is a juried member of The Working Artists Forum and member of the St. Michael’s Art League.