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Mary Gaspar


48" x 48" gallery wrapped canvas. Ready to hang.

"Touch is a heavily textured abstract expressionist piece that begs the viewer to come closer. I played with varying textures and layers of color to achieve movement, and moments of softness, juxtaposed with moments of sheer energy. I named it Touch, as the current pandemic restricts so much human contact. We are starved for human touch on a mass scale." - Mary Gaspar


Year: 2020

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas

About Mary Gaspar

Mary Gaspar is an abstract watercolor and acrylic painter from Chicago, Illinois. She painted at the Evanston Art Center throughout her youth and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois. Her abstract “Plant Cell” pieces derived from a “post baby fog” and the need to create work that portrays connection. She has been featured in Architectural Digest, Domino Magazine, Property Brothers and her work is collected internationally.

Mary paints in her home studio in Wilmette, Illinois where she lives with her husband, three young daughters and border collie. When she’s not painting, you can find her in her garden. You can get a glimpse inside her workspace and learn about her artistic process via our Inside the Studio interview with Mary on our blog. 

"I find the composition first and then the painting reveals herself to me through layers of water, color and texture, in a composed symphony. In creating a painting I am pursuing the duality in things, light and dark, calm and chaos, the perfect connection with imperfect lines, the raw strangeness and familiar bonds."