An Inside Look At The Work Of Mary Finlayson

Taylor Schmidt, Her Campus, October 13, 2021

Mary’s aesthetic is fresh and unique, which can be partially attributed to her use of her medium. “I never used to work in gouache,” Mary said. She used to work in oils, which looked really different because of the oils’ blending properties. After watching her husband do work as an illustrator in gouache, she realized that she could layer and contrast colors more effectively through that medium. Mary also recalled, “I realized I could do printmaking through painting, because it has the same aesthetic, completely.” She incorporates flash paint (vinyl emulsion) as well now, creating a nice matte finish..