I am Mary Breshike an artist, wife, mother, grandmother,dental hygienist, art educator, diver.
As an artist I dabble in pastels,encaustics and recently acrylics. Each medium has its own unique properties and bring a sense of adventure and joy to me. Pastels, I find, are the most reliable in the resulting art. Encaustic and acrylic pours allow for delightful surprises. I love to capture and create memories for my collectors.
Pastels pure pigments in a stick
form. They can be applied to many
different surfaces and are framed
under glass for preservation.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax and damar varnish to which colored pigments are added. The heated medium is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, or canvas.
Acrylic pour is a fun way to create with fluid paint. Pours are usually made by combining acrylic paint with a fluid medium to help it flow over the surface. Many techniques are used depending on the possible outcome desired.
I started painting in 1982, first in oils
and then transitioned to soft pastels. I have studied
under master pastelist Marilyn Simpson
in Pensacola, Florida. I have painted and exhibited
all over the world. While on Okinawa I capture the island beauty, the ocean,tropical sunsets, the landmarks and the wonderful people.
In 2022 I moved back to Florida where I am studying the beauty of the ocean and the local wildlife.
I look forward to continuing to create new works of art.
Please visit the website often for upcoming shows and
sales and new artwork. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing any of my work or order from this site.