Mary Kollman

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves” Carl Jung


Enjoy seeing what I’ve been playing with in my studio!
I hope it intrigues and inspires you!
Mary Kollman

The dominating forces of nature are the inspiration that drives me to paint … allowing me to discover a whole new way of seeing. The beauty I see in nature evokes an emotion in me that is expressed by the textures, intense colors and mysterious deep shadows of my paintings.

Camping, hiking, skiing and enjoying the rain inspired me at a very young age to capture the drama of the glorious Pacific Northwest through drawing, watercolors, crayons and storytelling. Moves to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico inspired new forms of expression that reflected the majestic mountains, bubbling streams, big skies and glowing sunsets. Previous boundaries were expanded into abstract landscape. With a move to the east coast, my work has further evolved into pure abstractions, becoming looser and bolder, and launching my foray into “Abstract Expressionism”. My new studio in Colorado has inspired many new Big Sky and Abstrated Landscape paintings.

I am predominantly an oil painter. But having been a successful commercial interior designer for 25 years, I incorporate good design principles, using light against darks, opaques with transparents, focal points and areas of rest. These principles are evident in each painting. However, the painting soon becomes a magical self expression, at which point I listen to the painting, moving and stroking with an inner voice that’s experimenting, playful and yet focused on becoming a new and unique form.

Regardless of style, I paint the intricacies of nature and the tremendous hope that it brings for a new tomorrow. It’s my desire that my art evokes a strong pleasant emotion in the collector. I hope that it leaves you with a fond memory, a smile on your face and tremendous joy in your new purchase.



Letters of Recommendation Below


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Happy Collectors from the Westward Gallery Denver
Commissioned Painting Grand Junction CO
Beyond the Boundary
Beacon Feature Article July 2016
Beacon Feature Article Page 2
Solo Show "The Road Less Traveled" at The Main St Gallery
"The Road Less Traveled"
"The Road Less Traveled"
Opening at First Friday
Patrons are interested in hearing the process.
Yes, I do touch the can too ;)
New Show for 2016
New Show for 2016
"Illuminated" Community Hospital
"Illuminated" Community Hospital
Artist with "Illuminated" Commissioned Painting for Community Hospital
Seasons Solo Show in Vail February 2015
Seasons Solo Show in Vail 2015
Mary at Art on a Whim Vail, CO 2015
Vail Weekly Ad
Vail Weekly Ad
Mary featured in the Summit Daily News Breckenridge, CO

Bleeding Hearts

Mary featured in the Grand Junction Free Press Nov 29, 2013
Mary featured in  Cumberland News (MD)  9/11/2012 Mary featured in Cumberland News (MD) 9/11/2012
Mary featured in  Cumberland News (MD) Mary featured in Cumberland News (MD)

Mary featured in Cumberland News (MD)

Mary featured in Allegany Art Council News (MD)

Mary featured in Valencia County News Bulletin

Mary featured in the  Santa Fean Magazine Mary featured in the Santa Fean Magazine

Mary featured in Westlife

How to Find Us

Mary Kollman Fine Art
Grand Junction,
CO 81504,

Phone: 970 361 2075

Gallery Hours

By Appointment Only

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