Lines and Colors art blog

Mary Sprague, ink drawings, and watercolor of trees, chickens, rhinos
Mary Sprague is an artist based in St. Louis who I first covered back in 2010, and who works in ink, paint, pastel, wood and clay.

Her website emphasizes her large scale drawings of chickens, done in pastel, charcoal and mixed media; there is also a series of images of rhinos in a mix of stylistic approaches and media, but it is her more straightforward pen and ink drawings of trees that most captured my attention.

In her tree drawings, Sprague’s light touch and fluid, almost scribbled line gives the drawings some of the character of etchings. She contrasts dark areas of dense hatching with light and airy passages where the image seems to dissolve into thin wisps of lines.


One response to “Mary Sprague (update)”

  1. Wow, the variety of styles and quality you find is amazing, keep up the good work! Her detail is amazing. Her tree look as if she drew, in her scribble style, each innumerable leaf individually, capturing the fractal, uncountable quality of nature.