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    Join Mary Whyte for a Zoom
    Workshop focusing on the Art of
    the Self Portrait.  For centuries,
    artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh,
    Sargent and Wyeth, periodically
    turned their focus inward for a
    reflective self portrait.  During this
    time of the pandemic, historic
    changes, new insights and self-
    quarantine, many artists worldwide
    are doing the same. Using a
    standalone mirror, Mary will
    demonstrate and guide you
    through the techniques of planning
    your unique composition, drawing,
    mixing flesh color and creating a
    background that tells your story.  
    She will also talk about maintaining
    your pose, avoiding mistakes and
    will also give personal critiques
    and tips for marketing your work.  
    Mary’s work is in many corporate
    and museum collections, and has
    been featured in International
    Artist, American Artist, Artist
    Magazine, and American Art
    Collector magazines. She has been
    awarded the Portrait Society of
    America's Gold Medal.
"Working South" Book
Mary Whyte
Painting the Self Portrait in
Watercolor with Mary Whyte  
All Levels Welcome

November 16 - 18, 2020


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    Class Outline

    This is a Zoom workshop with you as the model. Mary will demonstrate each morning and then offer support one at a
    time via Zoom. Each person is encouraged to share some of their work with Mary in a 10 - 15-minute, private Zoom
    conference to be scheduled with each of you once the workshop begins.

    MARY WHYTE is a teacher and author whose figurative watercolor paintings have earned international recognition.  
    A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of
    coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects.  In 2003, Whyte’s paintings of her Gullah
    friends culminated in a museum exhibition and book called Alfreda’s World.  

    In 2011, Whyte’s ground breaking exhibition Working South opened with fifty works at the Greenville County
    Museum of Art in South Carolina.  Four additional museums signed on to exhibit the large-scale, sensitively rendered
    watercolors depicting blue-collar workers in industries vanishing throughout the south.  Whyte’s unrivaled mastery of
    the watercolor medium, along with this exhibition, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.  Her book, Working South,
    references each painting and sketch with background stories of the Southern people and places beautifully portrayed
    within the exhibition.  

    Down Bohicket Road, released November 2012, is her comprehensive book of paintings completed over a twenty-year
    period on Johns Island.  It is a rich, visual tribute to friendship that crosses cultural and racial borders and reaches
    straight to the heart.  

    Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists in the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International
    Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013.  Simultaneously, The Butler Institute
    of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently released
    biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens and
    published by University of South Carolina Press.  

    November 2013 Whyte was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.  This exhibition
    was extended due to the overwhelming positive public response.  Other exhibitions have included The World
    Watermedia Exposition in Thailand, 2014.

    Whyte is the author of Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, and An
    Artist’s Way of Seeing.  She continues to teach watercolor nationwide and in Europe.   

    She was awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal in April of 2016.