Mary Alice Wimmer
Inspired by Victorian cabinets of curiosities, Mary Alice Wimmer’s recent watercolor paintings and silver point drawings display the artist’s personal intrigue into all things natural. Her current large-scale watercolor paintings continue to utilize dark backgrounds reminiscent of Dutch portraits. Paired with lush, vivid and colorful living creatures and remains of the living, the paintings shift into contemporary examples of Vanitas art, paying homage to the fragile nature of life.
A highly skilled silverpoint artist, Wimmer also shows her appreciation of natural history through the rare practice of this early Renaissance drawing technique. A recipient of numerous painting and teaching awards, the artist's works can be found in many private and public collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art .