African American Folk Art by Mari Hall


About the Artist, Mari Hall

Mari Hall, Artist
Mari Hall in Seattle, Washington, 1997

Thank you for visiting my art website!

I am a painter who also enjoys working in digital media. I have been painting for over 25 years. I grew up in the Los Angeles and Pomona Valley area of Southern California. I began studying painting in my late 20's. I work primarily in oil paint. Sometimes I do a bit of painting in watercolor and gouache paints. I have exhibited in various cities, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, Philadelphia. I was invited to participate in a juried show in Europe (Ferrara, Italy) in 2003. It was a great experience to do a show in Italy.

My artwork has been published in magazines such as NonProfit Quarterly (Boston, Massachusetts) and University of Denver Magazine Arts & Culture (University of Denver). One of my digital artworks ("Tarot: The Moon") was exhibited in Cuba as part of an international digital art exhibition. I was very honored to be selected to do a First Day Cover painting for Unicover Corporation, in 2005. This was in commemoration of the USPS stamp released to celebrate the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. My painting entitled, "Standing Tall on a New Day" was the First Day Cover for the Lawrence Jacob painting, "Dixie Cafe" used on this stamp. I enjoy being a visually creative person very much. Being reflective and having fun at the same time, is part of my artistic expression.

Mari Hall, Artist

Artist Statement: Art in the Key of Life

I think of art as one of the Universal Languages. It speaks of things that are difficult or simply inexpressible in words. It touches the hearts of everyone in one way or another, regardless of race, creed, gender or cultural background. Art is a reflection of our shared humanity. It is from this viewpoint that I create my art work.

For a while I had the opportunity to live in Haiti. It was an amazing journey into another world so different from the one to which I was accustomed. My painting changed dramatically from having lived there.

The new millenium created dramatic changes on a global scale. Exhibiting on the internet is part of this transformation. We are dreaming developing drifting with a new tide of widespread change. These changes have become part of my artistic expression.

I now embrace a vegan lifestyle. It is a lifetime commitment for me, a reflection of my life experiences.

CFA, Circle Foundation for the Arts

Mari Hall is a Member of the Circle Foundation for the Arts. Circle Foundation for the Arts is a platform with an exclusive selection of artists from around the world. All applications and submissions are juried. CFA offers an online gallery, print and e-magazines. They are based in Lyon, France.

Click here to view Mari Hall's CFA page.

CFA Artist Mari Hall

Exhibition & Publication List


Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California

Group Show (juried) 1981

Santa Monica City College Art Gallery
Santa Monica, California
Group Show (juried) 1982

Shifflett Gallery
Los Angeles, California
Group Shows 1988 - 1989

The Underdog Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Group Shows 1993

La Maison Bleu Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Group Shows
1993 - 1994

Ron Segal Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Local Northwest Artist Show
Gift Gallery
Women Artists' Show
1994 - 1995

360 Fine Art
Seattle, Washington
1996 - 1997

Philadelphia International Institute Gallery (PII Gallery)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Featured Artist
July 1999

The Wave Gallery
Key West, Florida
Group Show
June 2000

Willows Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Featured Artist
July 2001

Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torrient Brau
International Digital Art Exhibition (Juried)
Havana, Cuba
June 2002

Circle of Sisters Expo 2002
Jacob Javits Center
New York City, NY
October 2002

Philadelphia International Art Expo
Liacouras Center, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
November 2002

Ferrara Pro Art Association & Sekanina Contemporary Art Gallery
BODY, SIGN, SURFACE International Art Exhibition
Invitational Exhibition (Juried)
Castello Estense
Ferrara, Italy
April 2003

Sekanina Gallery
Ferrara, Italy


Cover Illustration, Novel
"Newt", by Ron Dakron

Cover Illustration, Magazine
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Summer, 2002

Exhibition Catalog
Arte Digital IV Salon de Arte Digital
Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau
Junio-Julio 2002
"The Moon: Tarot"

Exhibition Catalog
Corpo Segno Superficie Rassegna
Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea
Ferrara, Italy 2003
"Star Lovers"

Article Illustration
"Les Anges du Nord"
The Other Side Magazine
May-June 2004

Article Illustration
"The Call of Spirit"
The Other Side Magazine
July-August 2004

Documentary Film
Documentary, "Once There Was A Country: Haiti Revisited"
Krafty Longstocking Productions
Miami Beach, Florida

CD Cover
Zarate Pollace Project

San Francisco, California
Release Date: Fall 2004

Holiday Greeting Card
"Wampanoag Princess"
United Church of Christ Holiday Greeting Card
Fall 2004

First Day Cover
Commissioned Painting
Unicover Corporation
"Standing Tall on a New Day"

USPS 1964 Civil Rights Act
Spring 2005

Magazine Cover
"Follow Your Heart"
Magnet Magazine
Autumn 2005 Issue

Article Illustration
"The Corn Goddess"
University of Denver Magazine

Summer 2007

Finalist, International Art Contest
"Aro Syren Vision"
Awarded by ArtaVita
December 2020

Finalist, International Art Contest
"Pacific Syren Harmony Wave""
Awarded by ArtaVita
March 2021

World Wide Art Books, Magazine #6
March 2021
"Pacific Syren Harmony Wave"

Artist Links & Resources

Art Resources

Artchain Art Directory
Jerry's Artarama
Dick Blick Art Supplies

Other Resources

Vegan Outreach
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

My Favorite Artists
One of my favorite painters, from Seattle, Christina Miller.

Red Leaf Haiku
Haiku & Photography by John C. Helzer.
An outstanding collection of haiku poetry and photography by Mr. John C. Helzer.
A treat for the mind and the eye.

Ron Dakron
Celebrated published novelist from Seattle, Washington.
His latest work, "Hello Devilfish" is highly acclaimed.

Florida Highwaymen Art
Treasured paintings, landscapes of Florida done by self taught artists.


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