Mary Whyte is a historian. Her watercolor paintings (mostly portraits) tell stories of individual Americans, documenting the truth of their daily lives in artworks that could stand on their own–even without the meanings behind them.
There is without question strength in the composition, color and balance, but there is also an individual–the subject, if you will. Look at a painting and you’ll see culture; look closely and you may see yourself or someone you know. Continue reading.