Mary Rabien

Nature has always held a fascination for me. As a kid I was often tramping through the woods and wading in creeks and ponds looking for interesting critters. I grew up in upstate New York.

Growing up, most Sundays meant a visit to my Grandparents at their small farm in Pennsylvania. My brother and I were free to roam around and spent many happy hours with barnyard animals, exploring the pond, meadows and woods.

These fond memories endure and find their way in the subjects I choose to paint.

My background is in technical illustration. I tend to be a detail person by nature, so my goal is to be more painterly.

My childhood interest in horses kindled my first artistic endeavors. As a subject, horses require quite a bit of observation and practice. Although I enjoy painting many subjects, birds are my favorite. I admit it, I'm a total bird nerd.

My husband and I have put a great deal of effort in attracting birds to our Waxahachie property, which in turn provides me with endless painting ideas!

8X10 Oil on Board
"Nice Head Rest"
12X16 Oil on Board
"Little Wren on Prickly Pear"
7X5 Oil on Board