Virginia based artist Mary Pedini creates paintings that capture the likeness as well as the spirit of the individual or place. Her paintings are treasured by many and can be found in several private and corporate collections throughout the United States. 

Mary's formal training began as a fine arts major at Westfield State University and Massachusetts College of Art. Upon  receiving her B.F.A., she began  working at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she was influenced by the great works of many of Americas first impressionists.   After moving to Richmond Virginia,  she continued her artistic journey in the field of graphic design working as an illustrator and designer. All which contributed to her artistic vision as a painter.

 Mary has had her work exhibited at several art venues including Crossroads Art Center, Brazier Fine Art, Artspace Herndon, Uptown Gallery and Gallery Flux.  She  is currently a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the Virginia Plein Air Painters. 

Select Juried Shows, Exhibits and Awards include:

  • Virginia Historical Garden Week- Invited Plein Air artist - 2024
  • James River Art Association 60th anniversary Juried Show-  award winner,  2024
  • Virginia Stories, Portraits -Juried exhibit -Library of Virginia 2024
  • Virginia Plein Air Painters Exhibit -Montpelier Center for the Arts 2024
  • Plein Air Chincoteague - 2023
  • Exhibiting Artist in Residence -  Crossroads Art Center 2021-present
  • Historical Garden Week RVA - Invited Plein Air Artist - 2023
  • Asia Weekend for All - McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA - Invited Artist - 2023
  • Art For The Journey - Juried Show 2022, 2023
  • Firehouse Theatre - Solo Show 2022
  • Paintings "Tranquility" and "Rockbridge County View" leased for the set of Hulu's series "Dopesick "-2021
  • Inspire Art Center - Solo Show, "Virginia Landscapes and Wildlife" Juried Show 2019
  • Bon Air Artists Association "Fore Children Benefit", Juried Art Show - 2019
  • "A Road Less Traveled", Art for the Journey-University of Richmond - Juried show 2018
  • Plein Air Crisfield _ Plein Air event,  Crisfield, MD - 2018
  • "Art Reflecting Nature"Event to highlight the  VCU  Rice Rivers research Center - 2018
  • "Artful Healing", Bon Air Artists Association -  Juried show 2018
  • "Snow: Stillness Covers the Land", Gallery Flux  -Juried show 2018
  • Gallery Flux - winter miniature show  - Juried show  2017
  • Art for the Journey Gala, juried show, 2017
  • James River Art League, annual judged members show - award winner,  2017
  • Artful Healing, Bon Air Artists Association - Juried show, 2014- 2017
  • Solomons Island, MD  Plein Air - Paint the Town event,  2017   
  • Tuckahoe and Courthouse  Library - Solo shows,  2017
  • Artful Healing, Bon Air Association Juried Show, 2016
  • "Subject Matters", James River Art League -  Judged show, Monpelier Center for the Arts- award winner, 2016
  • Gallery Flux -winter minature show - Juried show, 2015, 2016
  • Driggs Diggs, ID - Plein Air event , 2016
  • "Belmont Portrayed", Gari Melcher's 40th anniversary, Juried show,  2015
  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters,  Baltimore, MD "Cityscapes", Juried show, 2015
  • Art on the Square - Williamsburg, VA -Plein Air event,  2015
  • "Lay of the Land" - Gallery Flux , Ashland, VA  - Juried show, 2015
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum, -" Painting in the Enchanted Garden", Plein Air event -2014, 2015
  • Unos Gallery, Virginia Plein Painters,  group exhibit,- Richmond, VA,   2015
  • Plein Air Easton - quick draw event, Easton MD,  2015
  • "Reigning Cats and Dogs" - Crossroads Art Center, VA- Juried show, 2014
  • Virginia Plein Air Painters group exhibit, Stir Crazy Cafe - Richmond, VA 2014
  • Bon Air Artists Association, Annual members show - award winner,  2012
  • "Art Speaks on the Bay", Mathews, VA - Juried show, 2013
  • "Plein Air Richmond", Brazier Gallery, Plein Air event- Richmond, VA 2012
  • "Expressions" Juried Portrait Exhibit, Artspace Herndon Gallery, Herndon VA-finalist ,2011

Portrait comissions  are available in either oil on canvas or pastel. For more information contact the artist at:


Crossroads Art Center Exhibit  ~ Nov. thru Dec. 2017