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Found a Rock

I have always been a Rock fan. (Yes that kind of Rock fan too but we are talking here about hardened bits of cooled, primal earth of unimaginable age. I grew up near the Chelmsford MA, Thanksgiving, Town Forest where there is a stunner of a glacial erratic- but that will come in a different post. My […]

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Commercial Illustration = Art for Money

Commercial Illustration means doing Art for money. Not necessarily selling a finished painting but doing artwork as a job with a boss or client directing the kind of images that an Artist will produce. It’s their idea that you make tangible since most ‘Muggles’ think they “can’t draw a stick figure.” Fortunately that is not required because any decent […]

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day to day illustration cmas

Happy Happy Joy Joy

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day to day illustration toe be

Toe Bee Oar Knot Toe Bee

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day to day illustration rain

Rain Rain go Away

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day to day illustration birch no legs

Day to Day Sketches

During the late 1980’s I worked at a leather goods shop in downtown Newburyport MA. It was right at the bottom of State Street so I could watch the

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commercial illustration robert plant

Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

Illustration done for a Super Star Calendar- Using the Super Star as the image for their birthday month Robert Plant’s birthday is August 20, 1948 making him 67 years old. Still a heartthrob Robert! 

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3 Views of  Abandoned Mills

Abandoned Mills Lowell MA

Set of 3 Paintings of abandoned mill building in Lowell Massachusetts. These mills were once churning out black noxious coal smoke and teeming with people, many of them young women who ran the huge fabric looms. The Industrial Revolution was born here on the Merrimack River where the river’s topography created natural falls that could turn the huge turbines […]

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You be the Artist

You be the Artist (Written and illustrated by Mary Lee Mattison) is a vividly illustrated, entertaining, occasionally silly book for kids. The author leads a bored child on an entertaining, thought provoking,  journey through the Imagination. As the story reveals, this wonderous adventure is taken entirely through the mind of the child- Without ever leaving her home…or even leaving […]

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Andy Sixx Black Veil Brides

Andy Sixx- Black Veil Brides 20″x30″ Acrylic on Bainbridge Board Copyright Mary Lee Mattison 2014 Andy Sixx – Stage 1 and 2 Andy Sixx Black Veil Brides Copyright Mary Lee Mattison

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