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Op-Art Images by Mary Crockett

An abstract painting with blue and neutral tonesTile (Kiss), oil on canvas

Mary Crockett produces geometric abstract prints with bright, inky colors. Working with paint and printmaking techniques, Mary creates op-art images that provide an intriguing challenge for the eye.

An etching of radiating blue linesVortex, etching


I really enjoy the way Mary balances heavy, opaque shapes with lines in her print work. The artist’s focus seems to oscillate between color and form, creating an interesting balance in most of her works. Even when the focus seems to be on line art, touches of subtle color creep through to add an extra dimension of visual interest.

The front page of Mary Crockett's art websiteThe front page of Mary's art website


Mary also explores pattern in many of her works. Rarely do her works follow a straight repeating pattern across the entirety of the canvas, however. In more cases a pattern seems to appear, but is overlaid or interrupted by unique shapes and patches of color. This is especially prevalent in Mary’s paintings, where repeating, deep blue motifs are mixed with lighter yellows and patches of white.

A painting with blue tones and linesSummer, oil on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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