Mary West

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Mary West

United States

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My purpose in painting is to capture, celebrate, and honor the beauty of reality as I see it before me.  In doing so, I move into a state of appreciation and gratitude for the present moment. In the process of painting trompe l'oeil, if I can suspend, even for a second, the perception of reality for the viewer, then they too move into the present moment and are temporarily liberated from conditioned existence.

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