PleinAir Podcast: Episode 34 – Mary Pettis On Painting What Moves Your Soul

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads talks with acclaimed Mary Pettis of Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Over the course of this fantastic episode, Pettis and Rhoads delve into the artist’s evolution as a painter, discussing key moments in her training and an important ‘ah ha!’ moment.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew, who worked for Streamline Publishing as an editor and more, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


  1. Thank you, wonderful interview. Mary’s passion for art and teaching is wonderful. You always can glean from her and the willingness to share her experience and what she has learned, freely.

  2. I was listening to this but at the 34:48 time it just stops and doesn’t go any further. Is there something wrong with this file?


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