Throughout the autumn, Thomas Deans Fine Art will present a series of “mini-exhibitions” featuring two new artists and two long time gallery favourites. The exhibitions will be available both online and in the gallery.

Two artists new to the gallery share our third mini-exhibition. Though quite different artistic personalities, Marlise Newman and Mary Parkman both revel in colour and imagery that is inspiring and ingratiating.

A North Carolina native, Marlise Newman earned a degree in Advertising Art and Design and worked as a commercial artist and interior designer before devoting herself fulltime to a career in art Her previous professional endeavours still inspire and influence her whimsical and serene paintings in oil on panel, incorporating birds, flowers, and fish. Her paintings are now in collections throughout the United States.

Mary Parkman graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Fine Arts. She continued her study of art at the New York Studio School in Manhattan and the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Having begun her career as a representational painter of still lifes and landscapes, many of the latter painted in the open air, Parkman has seen her work become increasingly abstract, with greater focus on pure painting and process. Her lush still lives and landscapes combine her love of both representational and abstract art. Parkman divides her time between South Florida and the Maine coast. Like Marlise Newman, Mary Parkman has work in collections throughout the United States.