Award winning artist, Mary Veiga is best known for her richly textured landscape paintings. In her distinctive style, she creates a “feeling” of the light, the air, the atmosphere and grasses, tapping into all of the senses. Growing up on beautiful farmland, Mary naturally draws inspiration from nature and rural scenery. Spending time riding her horse through the striking abundance of Maryland’s landscape instilled in her a strong spiritual sense of attachment and belonging. This inspired her to share her experience through natural artistic expression. Her initial drawings and paintings focused on her horse and expanded to include a vibrant context of surrounding fields and trees. This work brought high recognition and awards from an early age. Mary pursued her passion with training in fine art at The Maryland Institute and College of Art in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, along with acclaimed landscape artists David Buckley Good, John Brandon Sills, and colorist Camille Przwodek. Her early influences, including Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, and William Merrit Chase, remain evident in her work to this day.