Mary Whyte is an American watercolour artist receiving international recognition for her paintings of contemporary realism and portraiture. In 2016 the Portrait Society of America chose Mary Whyte as the recipient of the Society’s Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Portrait Society with past recipients including iconic artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, and Nelson Shanks. Whyte has been awarded the South Carolina Arts Commission’s prestigious Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, the highest honour for an artist given by the state of South Carolina.
Mary Whyte presents her watercolour paintings in museum exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally.
Mary teaches watercolour classes around the world and is the author of six books published about her life, work, and artist instruction. A biography about Mary titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by art curator and historian, Martha R. Severens, has also been celebrated in museum exhibitions. This will be Mary Whyte’s first appearance at the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition England.