Meet Mary Lou


About the Artist…

MARY LOU BREWTON SCHMITT moved to Boise, Idaho in the mid-seventies… a transplant from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She studied at Chattanooga Community College, Hunter Museum of Art, Boise State University and Scottsdale Art School with renowned New York watercolorist, Frederick Wong; also, with noted Boise artists: Louis Peck, Dwight Williams, Dan Looney, Denis Ochi, Bill Benson and Gaye Hoopes. Her work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows including the Northwest Watercolor Society, Seattle, WA; and Idaho Watercolor Society, cash award winner. She has shown her work at local arts festivals, galleries, in solo exhibitions, businesses and charitable events. Her works are included in many private collections throughout the gulf south, northwest and southwest.

Trained as a watercolorist she decided in 1998 to experiment with a new technique of water media on steel. The recent American lifestyle change of incorporating the outdoors into additional living space gives the opportunity for the paintings on steel to migrate fine art into the garden. Her art pieces are accomplished on specially prepared galvanized steel surfaces and when completed they are sealed with weather resistant and U. V. canceling finish to ensure their lasting beauty and durability. She varies her subject matter to challenge her creativity and frequently paints series…Ephemeral Woman, Old Russia, Rainforest Birds, flower studies, abstracts and Geishas.