Mary Hertler Tallman works in a variety of media including pen and ink, watercolor, oil and pastel. Most of her works are created as the 19th century French Impressionist painters first described “en plein air”. Primarily, her work is done on location and without the use of photographs. Working in her studio she bases her larger scale work on these plein air color studies. Her formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Spring Arbor University. Her award-winning works are included in gallery exhibitions and on-line, as well as in both private and corporate collections.
Mary Hertler Tallman has participated in variety of invitational events including: “9th Annual Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival” in Tequesta Florida, and the 2021 Ella Sharp Museum’s “Barns: Preserving Agricultural Heritage”. Currently her works have been accepted into the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society’s “Pastels in Paradise 2022”; Maryland Pastel Society’s “Shades of Pastel 2022”; Appalachian Pastel Society’s “North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition 2022”; Adirondack Pastel Society’s “8th Annual National Exhibition”; and Pastel Society of Colorado’s ”18th Mile High International Pastel Exhibition”. Additional exhibitions include: Great Lakes Pastel Society’s 2021 Members Exhibition being awarded “Best of Show”; Adirondack Pastel Society’s 6th Annual National Pastel Exhibition and was awarded “Outstanding Landscape”; Pastel Society of Southern California’s inaugural “Make Your Mark!” International Online Open Juried Exhibition; “Top 20 Works” as part of the Witte Museum’s “Spirit of Texas” national exhibition; the Pastel Society of Colorado (PSSC) “15th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition”; and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) “33rd IAPS Juried Exhibition”.
Furthermore, her work was recognized by Pastel Journal Magazine’s “20th Annual Pastel 100 Competition”. In this venue, over 2,000 artists competed internationally to be included in the top 100. Her entry in the Landscape and Interior Category received “Honorable Mention” and was published in the April 2019 edition of Pastel Journal.