Art Gallery

A ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

Art Gallery

 Mary Clarke
The Artists’ reception, which is open to the public, will be on the lower level of Dominican Center at Marywood on
Sunday, October 11th from 1-4 pm

2Edited_MaryClarke.headshot There is a strong need in me to capture a beautiful moment in time. It may be a splash of color. It may be a mood. It may be a shape, line, rhythm or form. But capture it I must or at least try. 

People are one of my great interests. You’ll also notice a special focus on trees. Two years ago after my husband died unexpectedly, I took my grief to the inland lake shore and forest right in my own town. I walked daily for weeks. Then one day I went back to my studio and started painting trees. I’m still painting them. They have brought me peace, comfort and joy. What more can one ask for?

Wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, swimmer, hiker and painter. Art schools attended: Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan and Oxbow. Studied under Lois Shaffer, Theodore Lum, Lewis Rizzola, Donald King, Carolyn Fehsenfeld, Richard Stien, Nick Antonakes and Cynthia Britan of Laguna, California.


Past Exhibitions
• Muskegon Regional Summer Show

• Celebration of the Arts, A Festival of Spiritual Arts, First United Methodist Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan

• The Grand Rapids Arts Festival


Ms. Clarke’s paintings are enjoyed by people in England, Japan, China, South Africa, Taiwan, as well as the United States


For more information about the Dominican Center Art Gallery or if you are interested in displaying your artwork in one of our exhibits, please contact Sr. Francetta McCann.
Phone: 616-295-3740    Email: