Roberson - Wildlife Artist
Mary White was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1948 but moved to
Redondo Beach, California when her family relocated. The artist's
love for art began at a very early age. Roberson says: "In
retrospect, I played games with this gift. Sometimes I tried to
ignore it, and sometimes it just welled up inside of me until it
won me over, and the gift got its way. . .It has always been a tug
of war between getting out of the way to let it happen, and
running a huge list of games to give it a hard time." The
reasons for this "warfare" are complex, deep rooted, and
part of Mary’s character.
Life is a long road, a mixture of the negative and the positive.
The urge to pick up the brush and paint again showed up when she
divorced her husband in 1991. Once again, art came to her rescue
to remind her that creativity was, perhaps, the purpose for life
itself. Try as hard as she might, she could not resist the lure of
her gift, and little by little it became the path she followed.
Mary has always loved animals, and they became the focus for her
art. They became her inspiration. She loved animals and art, and
by putting the two together she discovered that she could love
“When I look back at my story, I am moved by the war I waged
with truth, and I am so thankful that I am free now to paint to my
heart’s content. I love to camp in Yellowstone, where the
wildlife roams free, posing for digital camera sessions, while I
enjoy the relative peace and quiet of my growing love for this
profound mystery that is life itself. When I wake up in the
morning, I visualize canvases that wait for me to show up and
deliver the goods. There is a growing excitement in the air, and,
for me, it is all about capturing the essence of this dream on
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