As a psychologist, my work is often inspired by themes of struggle, personal growth, and transformation. I'm especially responsive to the life stories and works of women painters, poets, and writers--as well as other disenfranchised artists and those who have broken through traditional boundaries, such as Egon Schiele, whose work inspired the collage below.

Mary Bast        Fine Art


Until 2015 I painted representational art with oils. Since then, I've been experimenting with acrylics, abstracts, and mixed media.

I've studied with Lissa Friedman and attended workshops with Linda Blondheim, Vicki Johnson, Richard Lundgren, Annie Pais, Linda Pence, Jane Slivka, Sherry O'Neill, and Nika Zackharov, plus online learning from Jane Davies, Hiroshi Matsumoto, and others. See "Mark Making in Abstract Art"

I'm also a poet, writer, and Senior Editor of Bacopa Literary Review