Sand Shadows, 2016, monotype, 16" x 24"

Artist Statement

My artwork explores flora and fauna with a playful embrace of color and texture across three primary media: painting, printmaking and drawing.

I seek to capture a sense of freshness and spontaneity in my paintings and prints and enjoy the sense of discovery in unexpected results. It is a great source of inspiration for me. Above all I wish to communicate my sheer wonder at the transient beauty and mystery of nature.


Click here to find exhibits currently featuring my artwork. 

Learn More

View my interview with Janet Cormier of SCATV. In the conversation we discuss what a monotype is, what inspires me and the different techniques I use in my work.


Mara Callahan
Joy Street Studios
86 Joy Street, Studio 34
Somerville, MA 02143