Mary Espinosa

Artist's Statement 

My art is always full of texture and colours, the process is extremely sensorial. For more than ten years I have taught autistic children to paint and to explore sensory through art. By using Mixed Media and acrylic paints I can achieve varied levels of texture in what I create.

My love for colours and shapes guides me while creating my art. Usually, I begin a new painting inspired by a colour that has captured my attention and that establishes the direction I take with that piece.

Starting with a blank canvas I connect emotions with the colours and textures of the materials being used and playfully explore it's potential. This connection is something that fuels my creative process and makes my art a true reflection of my soul. One of my favourite subjects is flowers because of the radiance of the colours and diversity of shapes they possess.

​​​​About Mary

Artist Biography

Mary Espinosa lives in Bradford, Ontario where she creates her art. She was born in Brazil and immigrated to Canada more than 20 years ago. Mary works with mixed media, acrylic paint, and collages, that include abstract pieces and landscapes. Currently, Mary is working on a floral abstract series. She has displayed her work in juried exhibitions and is a member of the Connected Minds Mixed Media Club. Mary has had the opportunity to paint with talented Canadian artists from different styles and her work has been influenced by their techniques. She is passionate about creating art and is inspired by nature, music, and her emotions. Mary teaches painting to individuals with autism and believes that the opportunity to share her skills with others makes her creative process richer and profound. Mary’s use of vibrant colors is inspired by her Brazilian roots and she utilizes them to create unique designs that show depth and reflect her vibrant origins.

Curriculum Vitae

BA in Education
Self-taught Artist
Workshops with established artists

Juried Shows and Exhibitions:
2015- INSPYRE  Juried Art Show at Vaughan Art Gallery-YRDSB
2015- RHGA Open Juried Show
2016- 38th Annual RHGA Members Juried Exhibition
2016-Mackenzie Health Outreach Spring /Fall/Winter
2016- Spring Fling Juried Group Show
2016- Mackenzie Health Outreach Summer

2016- Multi-Faceted -Juried Show at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts-YRDSB

2016- Under the Banyan Tree Gala Dinner Fundraising
2016/2017- Collective Minds Show at Bradford Library Art Exhibition

2017- Flato Markham Theatre

2017- Mackenzie Health Outreach Spring 

2017- Silver Moon Show at Art Square Gallery in Toronto

2017- Spring Juried Show at Mill Pond Gallery

2017- Solo Show- June 17&18
2017- Demo and exhibit at Richmond Green Park (Canada Day Celebration)
2017- Miskawaa Art Gallery
2017- Mackenzie Health Outreach- Summer/Fall show
2017- Art Square Gallery - July
McKay Gallery in Unionville - Sept. 13th to 18th

2017-Taves Show at International  Centre- October/2018

2017- Mill Pond Gallery- Collective Minds Group Show

2017- Toronto's First Anonymous Art Show-Art for Cancer Foundation Dec.1st-3rd

2018- Aurora Town Hall-Winter and Spring Rotation

2018- Gatsby Art in the Dark- CNIB - Peterbourough- ON

2018- Newmarket Court Library- May to August

2018- McKay Art Centre and Gallery May 2nd to 6th

2018- Spring Fling Group Show at Mill Pond Gallery

2018- Georgina Art Gallery- June/July

2018- Markham Theatre - April

2018- Richmond Hill Juried Show- April 6th to 17th

2018- Richmond Hill Group of Artists 40TH Celebration- June to Sept.

2018- Heinztman House Art Show- April 27th to 30th

2018- Southlake Hospital Art Gallery with Newmarket Group of Artists- May 

2018- Elements of Art- McKay Art Gallery- June 20th - 26th

2018-Burr House June/July

2018- Miskawaa Gallery June/July

2019- Heinztman House Art Show

2019- Elements of Art at McKay Gallery

2019-Wasaga Art in the Park

2019-Richmond Hill Canada Day

2019-Purple Turtle Art Show

2019- Oakville Art in the Park

2019-Uxbridge Art in the Park

Artist in Residencies:

2016 -
Mill Pond Art Gallery

             August 19th to 25th   
2017 - Mill Pond Art Gallery 
             August 18th to 24th

2017 - Mill Pond Art Gall

            August 25th to 31th
2018- Mill Pond Gallery

            August 24 to Sept. 2nd

Other Exhibitions:

Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Tour

                  September 16th to 18th

2017- Richmond Hill Studio Tour
            October 13th to 15th

2018- Bradford Studio Tour

           Sept. 15th and 16th
2018- 2019 
Richmond Hill Studio Tour


Richmond Hill Group of Artists

Show Coordinator 2017-2018

Workshop Coordinator 2018-present
Latcham Art Gallery – Whitchurch-Stouville
Newmarket Group of Artists

Barrie Art Club

SOYRA- Society of York Region Artists



​Teaching Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media at Bradford Community Centre