Mary Theresa ArtisanArtisan
846 S 2nd AveTucson,AZ85701
520-499-8946mtdietz@mac.comhome page: Artisan

Mary Theresa Dietz

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About Mary Theresa Dietz
I am a Tucson fine artist, born 1954 in San Francisco, CA and raised from age 7 in Woodstock, VT. In 1977 on a whim, I moved to Tucson, AZ and have remained there since. I have been selling my work from galleries, caf├ęs, exhibitions, and privately since 1970. My work is in numerous private collections internationally. Public collections include Joel Valdez Main Library / Pima County Public Library and Ronald MacDonald House, Tucson, AZ. I teach classes and workshops in my studio and at Womankraft School of the Arts in Tucson.
Artist Statement

I paint mostly in oil sticks, but I also do encaustic painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Although animal imagery has been dominate in my work, lately I have been including the unidealized human face and combining painting and sculpture. My influences include folk art, pre- Columbian, ancient Egyptian, and ancient European art, German expressionism, the Fauves, animals and the natural world, and my subconscious.
I use subject, form, texture, and color to communicate feelings and emotions that can't be explained in words. My work is all about aesthetics, and my aim is not to make statements, social comment, or illustration, rather I want to arrest the viewer with a visual feast.

Mary Theresa Dietz 2020