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About Mary Reilly
"A Professional with a Commitment to Excellence."
MARY REILLY, is a full time professional artist who has been painting in Oils since 1974. Originally from New Jersey, in 1986 she moved to Virginia with her husband and two daughters, and in 1991 Mary opened Creative Brush Studio, which is both her art studio and display gallery. In 1996 she moved Creative Brush to Historic Downtown Manassas where she remained until 2018 when Creative Brush moved to its current Manassas location at 8951 Center Street.
Mary enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, but she is best known for her life-like portrayals of people and animals. Portraits by Mary are in many public and private collections including such prestigious locations as the United States Court of Veterans Appeals in Washington D.C., the University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA, and Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C.
Magazines that have featured Mary are Northern Virginia, The Piedmont Virginian, Prince William Living and the Piedmont Business Journal where she was highlighted as one of the "25 Women to Watch" in the feature article on Women in Business. Mary was the main subject featured in an issue of Neighbors of Historic Manassas Magazine.
Mary brings mood and emotion into her art which sets her apart from other artists. Her style of soft-focused realism encompasses a range suitable for the realism of her traditional portraiture to the looseness of her more impressionistic paintings. As a realistic artist, she was excited to be invited to be a professional member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism.
Capturing the essence of the subject being painted, and transcending the ordinary, a painting by Mary Reilly becomes a work of art to be treasured and passed down from one generation to the next.
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"I haven't learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants met to be."
Creative Brush Studio/Gallery
8951 Center Street
Manassas, Virginia 20110