Mary DeLave Art Mary DeLave Art


Mary DeLave had the opportunity to live a creative life starting with a childhood with a great deal of freedom to explore her own interests at a young age. She was also able to go to an alternative high school which continued to allow her freedom to explore.

The overall focus of Mary's paintings are about the interactions of people and critters and often explore how relationships are multifaceted and richly layered.

Her music images depict the collaboration and spirit of composers, musicians, instruments and the audience. She enjoys capturing magical moments of shared creative inspiration. Animals are used in some paintings to represent our connection with nature and to celebrate the interconnected nature of life.

Mary works with compositions that invite the viewer to look from different perspectives to see beyond the ordinary and to inspire and remind us of the mysterious fun and beauty of life.