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Mary McLorn Valle’s graphic and vibrant oil paintings explore the themes of unfolding energy and renewal. Tightly cropped blossoms and branches inspire her and serve as contemplation points for spontaneous, free-flowing works on canvas. Her dynamic use of colour and perspective when painting flowers provides a modern take on this usually traditional subject. She further explores colour in two other series using resin on panel. Colours are mixed systematically in gridded studies resulting in pixelated patterns and she experiments with colour combinations in large and small free-hand brushstroke studies.

Mary grew up in rural Ontario with parents that were both visual artists and currently resides in Toronto with her family. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections in Canada and the US. She received undergraduate degrees from Western and Queens and holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Regina.

Mary shows her work primarily from her studio, at local galleries and every year at The Artist Project in Toronto.





Yorkminster Park Gallery, Flourish, May 2019

Gallery 1313, Toronto, Colour Crush, Fall 2017

Olive Tea Design, Toronto, Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Outward Movements, 2006

Roomy Home, Toronto, Spring 2006

Kabat Wrobel, Toronto, Ontario, Containment, March 2005

Gallery 1313, Toronto, The Not So Still Life, 2004

Downtown Jam Charity event, 25 Recent Works, 2003

MFA Graduation Exhibition, University of Regina,
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regarding Herself, 1994

Gallery Building, University of Regina, Enlightenment.
A Projection Installation, 1993

Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover, Recent Works, 1989

Practicum Exhibition, University of Western Ontario,
Hillary Gallery, Double Entry, 1989


The Artist Project, Toronto, 2011 - 2023

KLUC Art Show and Sale, Toronto 2006 - 2023

Summer and Grace Gallery, Oakville, May 2022

Arta Gallery, The Distillery District, Toronto, Modern Women, Spring 2022

Artist Project Online Exhibition Series, New Beginnings, April 29 - May 5, 2021

Children's Aid Foundation, Teddy Bear Affair Fundraiser, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

New Leaf Foundation Fundraiser, 2017

UCC Festive Marketplace, 2016

Hamilton Art Gallery Sales and Art Rental Program. 2015-current

The Advocates Society Fundraiser, 2015

Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo, ON.,  Square Foot and Big Ideas Show, Nov 2015

Avenue Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Annual Spring Fling,  2012

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Spring Art Sale, 2012

art 101, Up Country Furniture, Toronto, 2007

One of a Kind Show and Sale, 2005

Queens Graduation Exhibition, The Empty Studio, 1989

Western Graduation Exhibition, McIntosh Gallery, 1988

Visual Arts Department, Group Exhibition, 1988

Cleveland State University, Cleveland Photo Exchange, 1988

Fourth Year Drawing, University of Western Ontario, Hillary Gallery,1987

Third Year Photography, University of Western Ontario, Hillary Gallery,1987

University of Windsor, Windsor Photo Exchange, 1987

Painting Exhibition, 3 people X 3 Pieces , University of Western Ontario, Hillary Gallery,1987

Third Year Drawing, University of Western Ontario, Hillary Gallery, 1987