Mary Theresa Dietz

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Mary has been creating and selling art for more than 40 years. Her work is in numerous national and international private collections and public collections, including Tucson Public Library and Ronald MacDonald House. Painting mostly with oil sticks, she also creates in encaustic, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Her subjects are animals, and occasionally she combines animals with humans. Influences include folk art, pre-Columbian, ancient Egyptian, and ancient European art, German expressionism, the Fauves, animals and the natural world, and the subconscious.


Artist Statement

My art is my obsession – my reason for living. I use subject, form, texture, and color to create objects that are more than the materials that compose them. They communicate feelings and emotions that can’t be explained in words. My work is all about aesthetics, and my aim is not to make statements, social comment, or illustration; rather, I strive to arrest the viewer with a visual feast.