Mary Hertler Tallman is an artist who works in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, pastel, ink and colored pencil. Her style is representational, employing strong compositional design and vivid color. Formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Spring Arbor University. Her award winning work has been exhibited throughout the state, by the Arts Foundation of Michigan, Michigan Council for the Arts in the Lansing Cultural Affairs Exhibition project, the International Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition at the Robert Kidd Gallery, the Birmingham Community House Exhibition “Our Town”, the Michigan State Wildflower Exhibition, the Lansing Art Gallery, and the Rackham Gallery at the University of Michigan. She previously taught at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, and Spring Arbor University. Additionally, she served on the editorial advisory board for On Drawing.
Presently, her work is included at Jackson County, Department on Aging, Spring Arbor University, the University of Michigan at Dearborn and the Ingham County Courthouse in Mason, MI, as part of their permanent collections. Look for her work at various times and sites around the state, including Northwood Gallery, the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at University of Michigan Dearborn, Mathei Botanical Gardens, Meadow Brook Hall at Oakland University, Ella Sharp Museum, the Slusser Gallery at the University of Michigan, and the Works Gallery in Ann Arbor.
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