The Fine Art Gallery at Sunset Framer

Mary Manning, Artist

Mary Manning explains her evolution in art as a life-long exploration of beauty through patterns found in Nature, the intense colors of clouds, birds, flowers, and capturing the depth and breadth of landscapes both in geography on a macro level, and in the unseen wonders of the micro world, often invisible to the naked eye.

“Although I learned to read at about three years of age (John Audubon’s beautiful bird paintings and descriptions), and have loved and collected books all my life, science, especially physics, taught me how to pay attention to patterns, how our eyes move through a painting, and how abstract art images intrigue both artist and viewer.” Mary studied archaeology — especially Petroglyphs — for nine years and discovered that ancient artists produced abstract paintings as the earliest art. She learned from Picasso and Georgia O’Keefe how to transform her work from copying masters to finding her unique style in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and mixed media, with a twist: gilding in gold, silver, and copper leaf.

Studying Chinese and Japanese art at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Mary learned to appreciate simple designs, and the art of gilding. She also studies calligraphy, which influences her strokes in her paintings.

Collected by private patrons and public venues, Mary’s most recent awards and recognitions include a first place award at the Dixie Watercolor Society Spring 2022 show, with the theme of “Shadows for her transparent watercolor, “Poppies”; she is curated into the Healing Power of Color, one of 100 artists, by the Manhattan Institute of Art; curated as one of 100 women in the 2022 international HerStory by the Manhattan Institute of Art, both shows headquartered in Manhattan, N.Y.; exhibits at Arrowhead Art Gallery, St. George, UT; Arte’ Framing and Gallery, St. George, UT; Fort Worth-Dallas, TX International Water Media Exhibit, 2018; the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV; Clark County-Las Vegas Library District Flamingo and Boulder City, NV branches; University of London Art Gallery, Great Britain.

She is a past Vice President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, former Secretary of the Southern Utah Art Guild, state President of the Las Vegas Branch of Pen Women, President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Library Society, and a member of the Nevada Allied Arts Council.

Her husband, Larry, described as the Love of her Life, has supported her artistic pursuits for decades. Her daughter, Michelle Estes, a medical docent at The Bodies Exhibit and the Titanic Exhibit at the Las Vegas Luxor resort, has studied with her and applauds her success. Larry and Mary care for a Lake Van cat named Satchmo, rescued from the yard of a pit bull before the dog discovered him. When Mary is not painting, she plays and studies Native American Flute and drumming.

Mary Manning Artist painting

"Healing Radiance"

Mary Manning, Artist

35 x 18, Mixed Media on Canvas - Framed


Mary Manning mixed media painting on canvas

"Cedar Tree"

Mary Manning, Artist

30 x 10, Mixed media on canvas


Mary Manning mixed media on canvas painting

"Zion Autumn"

Mary Manning, Artist

36 x 24, Mixed media on canvas


Mary Manning Blue Heron painting

"Blue Heron"

Mary Manning, Artist

36 x 36, Mixed media on canvas


Mary Manning painting framed


Mary Manning, Artist

49 x 12, Acrylic on canvas - Framed


Mary Manning Mixed media painting

"Rain of Gold"

Mary Manning, Artist

24 x 18, Mixed media on canvas


Mary Manning painting on canvas

"Storm at Sunset"

Mary Manning, Artisit

24 x 20, Mixed media on canvas


Grand Canyon painting by Mary Manning

"Grand Canyon"

Mary Manning, Artist

36 x 24, Acrylic on canvas - Framed


Mary Manning artist painting

"Squaring the Circle"

Mary Manning, Artist

20 x 20, Mixed media on canvas - Framed


Please call us for questions about Mary Manning's artwork or to schedule a private showing.

1 (435) 673-1710