Mary Rothermel: Trees

July 24th – August 8th

Landscape in a time such as ours when the disappearance of subjects can be
unnaturally accelerated, has become for me extraordinarily poignant and telling.
I have a longing for places less traveled and how they make me feel when I am there. It gives me hope that there are still places like that in the world to explore.

Professor, Glen Alps, at the University of Washington once told me never to use green as it is everywhere in nature. I was challenged by that statement in more than one sense of it’s meaning. The
psychological primary hue, the environmental supporter, I see that as the thread
that connects my work.

Mary Dyer Rothermel draws from nature and her travels when painting. After receiving a BFA in printmaking from the University of Washington, Mary went on to become a gallery artist in Seattle and elsewhere for the past 40 years. She and her husband Tom Northington became residents of Vashon in 1990 running a successful woodworking business, Shellback Limited, producing work such as the Welcome desk for Vashon Center for the Arts. More recently she has written and illustrated two children’s books, “Voyage of a Leatherback” 2019 and “A Bale of Turtles” written by Lee Clancey and Illustrated by Mary Rothermel 2015.