I paint to see what happens– within myself and on the canvas; trusting my experience and being endlessly surprised. Everything is a creative process, an investigation, and in some sense, a healing art.

I hold BFA a in painting and have exhibited my work primarily in Washington, Oregon, California and New Mexico. Currently I am living in Santa Fe New Mexico.

I am also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, happily practicing Acupuncture to help others be in harmony with themselves and their environment. I hope that my passion for creativity and exploration can be felt in my artwork.

All the paintings on my website are available for purchase unless otherwise stated. 

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Hi Karen: I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you one last time before you left for Colorado! I hope you are enjoying your new home and settling in.

I am interested in buying one of your paintings, but haven’t figured our which one. Do you offer payment plans? ( I may not need one, depending on the cost of the piece.) I’ll let you know when I pick one, and we can go from there.

All is well here, but I miss seeing you for my acupuncture treatment.

Take care and keep in touch!

Mary Onstad

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