About Mary K Simmons

 

My passion for watercolor started during my childhood.  We had many paintings of my great grandfather, Bert Langley, and my great-great uncle, Edward Marion Langley, hanging throughout our home.  Their beautiful use of color in painting the landscapes of the mountains and deserts of California made a lasting impression upon me.  I knew that one day, I too, wanted to become a painter with watercolor being my choice of medium.

 

I started painting about 20 years ago.  The subject matter of my paintings are varied, but personal...always of something that I have seen or experienced.  Hawaii holds a special place in our family, being that my husband is from Hawaii.  I have many paintings of favorite Hawaiian scenes...flowers, shells, ocean views, and my beloved turtles. Being a wife, mother, and grandmother, vacations and family times provide numerous inspirations for painting.

 

I love capturing a moment and, most of all, sharing it with others through the use of watercolor.  I will be a forever student of the art.

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