Mary Harvel

whimsical fine art

About Mary

Growing up and spending the first half of my life in the middle of the south, I have always loved being creative… in every endeavor.

Even in elementary and high school, I was commisioned to paint artwork. Growing up, I knew I wanted to be an artist as an adult.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Mississippi State University. I have worked as a graphic designer for over twenty-five years at advertising agencies, multiple college universities, as well as, a children’s hospital. It was my passion to incorporate my handmade art into my digital work. Designing magazines, calendars, posters, and invitations are just a few of the creations I have made with my original handmade pieces.

As a family, we decided to move out of the beautiful but humid south to the beautiful San Luis Valley in Colorado. The beautiful seasons in the landscape of Colorado are inspirational. I am never at a loss for what subject to paint next.

I am here to inspire others that the most difficult part of creating is just like exercising… get up and just start.



 Alamosa, Colorado

+1 601 951 7071