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 Mary Baxter       



Mary Baxter

Born in Lubbock, Texas, raised in San Antonio, Mary Baxter has felt the ‘rightness’ of the Chihuahuan Desert, ever since family camping trips there as a little girl.


She graduated in 1987 from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she studied painting and advanced printmaking. Her degree was self-financed by working in between semesters, across the country on the high-goal polo circuit.


In 1995 she moved to a ranch an hour Southwest of Marfa, to help raise stocker yearlings and train horses, and it was there that she began to see the beauty and make paintings of the rugged desert. After several years she was able to quit the ranch work and the training and trading of horses, and paint full-time.


Moving to Marathon in 2002, Baxter used the old Shoemaker Hardware building as her studio and gallery for ten years before moving back to Marfa. Now she is happily ensconced in the former high school Vocational Ag. building as her current workio. (Which somehow seems sort of appropriate.)


And she continues to use her vintage Silver Streak trailer that allows her to work in more remote locations, where the smaller paintings are done ‘en plein air’ and the ideas and sketches are gathered for the large paintings that will be finished in the studio.


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Elephant Tusk
24x72 oil on polyfiber



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Near Naegle Springs
30x72 oil on poly fiber



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Brushy Draw as Seen from Up Above
4x60 Oil on

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Devils River Downstream from West Bank
48x40 oil on polyfiber

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Morning Boulders
48x42 oil on poly fiber

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Tiny Branches
36x48 oil on poly fiber



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Devils River Downstream from East Bank
48x40 oil on polyfiber

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Last Sunlight on Sierra de Carmen 
48x48 oil on poly fiber

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Rough Hill Near Nugent Mountain 
48x54 oil on poly fiber

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Victor watching Turtles and Ducks
30x30 oil on poly fiber

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