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Mary H. Kimmel
  • Female
  • Salem, OR
  • United States
  • Oil
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""The Evening Stage"  I love stagecoaches and over the years I've painted five stage paintings featuring four-horse or six-horse hitches. The settings have been from the Gold Rush country of Southern California to the Southwestern…"
May 28, 2014
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May 22, 2014
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The Challenge, Above Silverton

In the spring we took a ride to Silver Falls through the town of Silverton, OR, as we wound our way along a storm was gathering quickly. The sky was amazing and I snapped a picture so I wouldn't forget it and to prove the spectacle. I added the life…
May 21, 2014
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May 19, 2014
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Packin' In

The mountain snow is just beginning to melt and it's time for this ranger to begin to bring supplies to his base camp for the spring and summer. It is 16"x20" and is framed with a custom barn-wood frame with a linen liner. My paintings reflect my…
May 19, 2014
Mary H. Kimmel commented on Connie Mettler's page Code of Conduct
"Thanks Connie for the welcome . . . .many times people are just dropped into the mix to sink or swim. Hopefully I'm a swimmer!"
May 19, 2014
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"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Mary.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community. When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce…"
May 19, 2014

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Northridge Mall, Northridge, CA with ArtaFair, 1980
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Connecting with those interested in the story behind my paintings as well as connecting with other artists and reading their stories and ideas.
Best show ever and why
Northridge Mall, Northridge, CA 1985,
Worst show ever and why
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I just knew you existed, but I was not ready to sell my work again until I moved to Oregon. The beauty of the area brought me back to painting again.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm a fisherwoman and love camping.

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Here's to Hard Working Women . . . In Oregon

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:48am 0 Comments

Does this bring back memories to you? Mama Does the Work depicts the toil and hardship of women during the early 1900's, when the man smoked his pipe and sipped home brew companionably watching his woman work. This is a very different painting for me, but I'm excited to tell you the story. The idea came from an old faded photo . . .it even had the title Mama Does the Work hand written on the back. My neighbor and friend is a genealogy researcher and this old…


My Artist's Statement . . . .in beautiful wild Oregon

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

I've read the importance of an Artist Statement artists should publish about their art work and of course my mind went into overdrive. WOW what drives me? I'm driven for many of the following reasons:


I'm in the twilight years of my life and when I reflect, I'm so blessed to be in this place in this time. I'm again blessed because my breast cancer has waited quietly in the wings until I had something important to say in my paintings and blogs, now…


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At 3:33pm on May 19, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Mary.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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