About the artist

Mary Corrigan StjernI have pursued my interest in art since childhood. Throughout my life I have taken art lessons and created artwork. Upon retirement from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2011, I happily returned to art, using reference photos from favorite vacations and outdoor activities I've enjoyed with my husband, David.

As a member of the Springfield Art Association, I've enjoyed their pastel classes and the comraderie with fellow artists. In the fall of 2012, I was accepted as a juried member in pastel at the Prairie Art Alliance [PAA]. I am also a member of the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society [IPPS].

In 2016, the Prairie Art Alliance merged with the Springfield Art Association; as a juried artist, I'm now a member of the SAA Collective at the Springfield Art Association.

I look forward to a greater involvement with other artists, participating in local exhibits and showing and selling my artwork.

My favorite medium is pastel on Wallis paper with an underpainting of oil and turpenoid washes. For some of my newest work, I have been experimenting with UART paper using an alcohol wash for the underpainting. I will be posting new artwork on my website.

I offer for sale prints of various sizes (without mats or frames) and cards (with envelopes) produced from my original pastel paintings. For information about my artwork, for information about purchasing prints and cards, or if you have other questions, see Portfolio or please contact me.