Mary Silvia

Mary spent most of her life in Massachusetts and began drawing whenever she could. She was fortunate to work with artists and instructors in drawing, oils and acrylics. While in the New England area, she exhibited her work at local shows, in galleries and local shops. After she moved to Dunedin, Florida in 1992, her desire was to work in watercolor. Classes for this medium brought Mary to the Dunedin Art Center where she studied with the artists and instructors from the area for several years. For fourteen years, Mary presented her work at professional art shows throughout Florida.

While visiting her daughter in Maine, she went to a local fiber fair. There was her first encounter with the medium of nuno felting. It was love at first sight! After searching for classes, she found them in Bath, ME and at that point, was ‘hooked’ on this medium. After returning to Florida, Mary researched and found classes and workshops to enhance and to continue to create within this medium. In pieces of her work, she combines hand painting with the fiber creations for unique designs.

Mary continues her presence in the fine art as a member of several local art groups. She is also a member of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, Morean Art Center, Dunedin Art Center and was accepted to show her work at Florida Craftsmen. The gift shop at the Dunedin Fine Art Center offers Mary’s fiber pieces as well as her paintings. Mary’s art work is shown at several other venues in the Tampa Bay areas