Artist Statement

To me, art is about understanding. It’s about sharing an idea or a feeling. Art has the ability to communicate like nothing else. The process of making art is about discovery and joy. I want to share that experience with others.

Materials, colors, composition all spin off the effort to connect.

Being an artist since childhood, I’ve worked with a variety of media and techniques including: mixed media collage, charcoal, painting, pastel, photography, printmaking, and fiber art. I continue to mature as an artist through being open to new ideas, collaboration, and extensive time in the studio.

Each year I participate in many juried and curated, area and regional exhibits.

My artwork is in private collections across the country. It’s also part of the permanent collection of St. Joseph Cancer Care Center and the University of Michigan Book Arts Collection.

Mary Lou Olds at work

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