Farmland, 4×4 Soft Pastel on Card, private collection

Welcome to Mary Liz Ingram Art!  

I know art doesn’t have to have a “point” or a “meaning,” that it can be art for art’s sake, but my organized self loves to have everything in its place, categorized and grouped. I want my art to fit together and have a meaning, a purpose, a “point of view.” When I reflect upon my pastel paintings, I see the common thread of my own human experience: family, relationships, love, warmth, what surrounds me in my place, what is important to me in my life. My art has been called “Southern eclectic”: a mixture of rural and city, objects and figures, past and present. I invite you to explore my website and blog, discovering the stories of the South.

I find warmth, family, richness and beauty in the South: in its porches and fields, its trees and marshes, its people and history, its rust and wood. A representation of the story of humanity, the South is a tightly woven tapestry of good and bad, hospitality and hatred, comfort and pain, smiles and sorrow. Despite its dark threads, my South triumphs with beauty, with color, with life, with strength; in my place and through my art, I hope to reveal and foster greater peace, honest love, and a warm, genuine reality of Southern hospitality, a welcoming with open arms.

Take a look around…You’ll find out a little bit about me and my journey, and I hope you might discover something about your life and story as well.

My website:

  • showcases my pastel art
  • connects artists and art lovers
  • provides thoughts and resources about art
  • makes it easy to commission specialized art and fine portraits

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