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Mary Gregg Byrne (1951–) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1951, in Oberlin, OH; Education: Attended Occidental College; University of Oregon, B.F.A., 1975; attended School of Visual Concepts (Seattle WA), 1995.


Office—Changing Light Art Works, P.O. Box 4190, Bellingham, WA 98227.


Alaskan Silver & Ivory Company, Scrimshaw and advertising designer, 1976–80; portraitist, illustrator, and landscape artist, 1980–. Exhibitions: Work exhibited throughout the United States, and in traveling exhibition of Northwest Watercolor Society.


National Watercolor Society, Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Northwest Watercolor Society, Great Art Support Group, Allied Arts of What-com County.

Honors Awards

Watercolor award, Northwest International Art Competition, 1990; Seattle Art Award, Northwest Watercolor Society Exhibition, 1991; Northwest Poets and Artists Calendar, runner-up, 1994; People's Choice Award, Northwest International Art Competition, 1996; Juror's Award for Painting, Tacoma Art Museum Northwest Biennial, 1997; Benjamin Franklin Award for Picture Books.



Rachel Wolf, Splash 5: The Glory of Color, Northlight Press, 1998.

Rachel Wolf, Best of Flower Painting, Volume 2, Northlight Press, 1999.

Rachel Wolf, Splash 6: The Best of Watercolor, Northlight Press, 2000.

Cindy McKinley, One Smile, Illumination Arts (Bellevue, WA), 2002.

Heidi Charissa Schmidt, Too Many Murkles, Illumination Arts (Bellevue, WA), 2003.

Contributor to Bellingham Herald and Watercolor magazine.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, April 1, 2003, Ilene Cooper, review of One Smile, p. 1403.


Mary Gregg Byrne Web site, http://www.marygreggbyrne.com (June 11, 2005).

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