Mary Lee Rybar

Bicycle 37, 18" x 36"

Painter, Printmaker

Mary Lee Rybar is a painter, printmaker and lifelong student of creating things. Attending Kent State University and the American School of Paris with a BA in English, she traveled, taught and worked as a flight attendant. This afforded her extensive opportunities for photographic essay, tasting different cultures and observations on the human condition under all kinds of circumstances. As an adjunct to her airline career and family life, she started Hunter Designs, producing custom hand painted textiles for a small stable of retailers. Sparked with an appreciation of all things unique and handmade, her work ranges from abstract and representational paintings, printmaking and sculpture. Influenced deeply by the print work of Nathan Oliveira, the color language of Wolfe Kahn, the writings of Robert Henri and the instruction of Chester Arnold, she has worked with designers, galleries and retailers. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in Printmaking, fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and artist-in-residence at Alain Pinel, Marin County. Her work has been exhibited with Williams-Sonoma, Gump’s of San Francisco, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Marin MOCA, Hall's of Kansas City, Chateau Sonoma and H Frank on the Historic Sonoma Plaza as well as various vineyard events. She is now grounded and devoted to making art from her bucolic studios in Sonoma, California. Mary Lee continues to use everything as a foundation for an artful life.

Wild Ride, 24' x 24"

Meet Your Mountain, 22" x 30"

As Only the Bee Can See, 6" x 6"

Fog Bank, 16" x 20"

It’s a New Day, 36" x 48"

Vineyard Morning, 16' x 20"

Bubbles, 16" x 20"

Greet the Day, 15" x 22"

Divine Swine, 6" x 14"