An American artist, born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mary Montague Sikes was first influenced
by Impressionist Mary Cassatt as she created mother and child and other paintings in oil.
While studying art at the College of William and Mary, she discovered acrylic paints, loved the
similarity to oil without the messy cleanup, and now uses them for most of her work.
Sikes creates paintings in all sizes and works in several styles from realistic to abstract. Her work
is in public and private collections throughout the United States and in Canada. Her "Monti Just
for Fun" paintings feature playful images of bottles and glasses in bright vivid colors.
When facing a blank canvas, my excitement grows. A new and special image will be born here.
What could be more gratifying? I love working with color and developing paintings of creatures
and flowers. I also find joy in working quickly to create a "Just for Fun" art work that can
brighten any home. Please visit my blog archive to see my latest painting a day creations: http://