Mary Bast Fine Art

As a psychologist and author of poetry and memoir, my work is inspired by themes of struggle, personal growth, and transformation, especially in the life stories of women artists and poets. The art that most excites me has a Rorschach effect: as in different interpretations of the famous ink blots, I know the emotional response to my works will be different for each viewer.

I've studied with Lissa Friedman and taken workshops with Linda Blondheim, Richard Lundgren, Annie Pais, Linda Pence, Jane Slivka, Sherry O'Neill, and Nika Zackharov. Historically a representational artist with oils, since 2014 I've been experimenting with acrylics, abstracts, and mixed media.

I'm also Editor-in-Chief of Bacopa Literary Review.

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