Mari Hall is a self-taught artist who studied many different artists and their styles of painting. Her art is folk art in nature, Her style is colorful, fauvist, playful, dynamic. Mari Hall lives in the Antelope Valley which is nestled in the heart of the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
"I am a self-taught painter who also enjoys working in digital media. I have been painting for over 25 years. I began studying painting in my late 20's. I work primarily in oil paint. I have exhibited in various cities—Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, Philadelphia. I was invited to participate in a juried show in Europe (Ferrara, Italy) in 2003. It was a great experience to do a show in Italy.
My artwork has been published in magazines such as NonProfit Quarterly (Boston, Massachusetts) and University of Denver Magazine Arts & Culture (University of Denver). One of my digital artworks ("Tarot: The Moon") was exhibited in Cuba as part of an international digital art exhibition. I was very honored to be selected to do a First Day Cover painting for Unicover Corporation, in 2005. This was in commemoration of the USPS stamp released to celebrate the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. My painting entitled, "Standing Tall on a New Day" was the First Day Cover for the Lawrence Jacob painting, "Dixie Cafe" used on this stamp. I enjoy being a visually creative person very much. Being reflective and having fun at the same time, is part of my artistic expression.
I think of art as one of the Universal Languages. It speaks of things that are difficult or simply inexpressible in words. It touches the hearts of everyone in one way or another, regardless of race, creed, gender or cultural background. Art is a reflection of our shared humanity. It is from this viewpoint that I create my artwork."
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