Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists

San Fernando

Mary Kay Wilson, San Fernando

Project Description

While there is much to marvel in the 1797 Mission San Fernando, this watercolor invites you to experience a small corner of the garden, with its Roman arch, tiled roof, adobe walls and exposed wooden beams, all elements that remain architectural inspirations in Southern California today.

Artist Statement

“In 1797, the San Fernando Mission was founded, the 17th of the 21 missions built in California. This painting of the mission includes a small section of the garden, tiled roofs, exposed wooden beams and adobe walls.”

About the Artist

MARY KAY WILSON, a native Californian, graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a Bachelor of Arts in painting. Since graduating she has worked extensively in watercolors.  Her work has been in many shows including Watercolor USA, Watercolor West Annual Juried Exhibition, Ojai Art Center Annual Watercolor Competition, Palos Verdes Art Center Juried All Media Exhibition, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, and The Watercolor Art Society of Houston.

About Through the Eyes of Artists

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed onboard Metro trains and buses.

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