Mary Gillot

Mary Gillot is a writer, artist, and illustrator living in Indianapolis. She has also lived in San Diego, Nashville, and Portland, and is originally from Washington, DC. Growing up with parents who were passionate about art, and traveling throughout the United States and Mexico have uniquely colored her creative vision.

She received her Associate of Arts from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana

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About My Work:

I once had a dream about an enormous shipwreck. Each of the scattered passengers carried artifacts, memories, and pieces of the broken ship. As more people find each other and share their visions and assets, we gradually remember who we are, who we can become, and how to build a new vehicle to continue exploring. Every creative act: writing, performing and visual arts, regenerates a piece of that story and is a beacon to others who share that vision. I create because I want to recall, rejoin, and regenerate our collective dream.

I create art because I am a storyteller. When I create a mural in a medical office, for example, the message is: here is a moment of love, hope, laughter, peace. When I illustrate a text, my objective is to augment, illuminate, can clarify in a way that engages the reader and respects the intent of the author. In my personal art, I present glimpses of life that I hope are relatable and thought-provoking.

Pricing Information:

Murals are $25 per square foot, with a $500 minimum. This includes up to three detailed, color preliminary sketches, an optional matte varnish (recommended, as it also has UV protection), and reasonable repair for one year after completion (vandalism and anything beyond normal wear and tear are not covered).

Please inquire about illustration pricing.

A deposit of 50% of the total price is required to start, along with a signed agreement. The remaining balance is due upon completion. All payments are due upon receipt of invoice. I accept checks, cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

Education:

Associate of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, University College

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron School of Art and Design

Affiliations:

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

American Institute of Graphic Artists

Awards:

Best in Art: Genesis Magazine

Best in Poetry: Genesis Magazine

First Place, Mixed Media Art: Indiana State Fair

First Place, Drawing: Indiana State Fair

Second Place, Painting: Indiana State Fair

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