Mary Decker

Born in the mountains of Pennsylvania, I developed a love of Nature and a familiarity with plants that is reflected in my paintings. If I am not hiking through the mountains or surrounded by the flowers in my own garden, then the next best place to be is in my studio painting them.  Here in WNC the diversity of plant life, mountain vistas, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets provide an endless source of inspiration.

Although I work in several mediums, most of my paintings are done in watercolor or acrylics.  I let my subject matter dictate the medium.  Most often my flowers are watercolors while I like the vibrancy of acrylics for landscapes.  Most recently my art has taken a turn toward waterfalls and rivers of which we have an abundance here in the mountains.

Through my paintings, I hope to provide the viewer access to the deeper beauty of Nature; to see beyond the superficial and take a closer look, and to see the magnificence at all levels.  It is the beauty of Nature, its perfection–even in its imperfection–that I attempt to convey with my paintings.