Mary Rhinelander
44 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930


BIO:  I am a print maker. However, I also paint, cut, glue, build, sew, tear, hammer, splatter,
and generally mix up my media pretty thoroughly. I am passionate about color.
Especially yellow.

Sometimes stark, often dramatic and lush, Cape Ann is relentlessly beautiful in the eyes of this beholder. A summer visitor in my youth, I now live here full-time. As an artist, I try to capture some of the contradictory nature of this extraordinary place in my work. I am attracted to the vernacular, to the buildings and shacks that once grew out of this landscape and are now rapidly disappearing back into it. Fish,boats and wooden buildings remain fascinating, even as the fishing industry dies, schooners are sailed purely for recreation and surviving fish stores and barns are often decorative.

I hand print letterpress and linoleum block cards, one at a time, in my basement studio. I also run a print cooperative down in the old Beacon Marine building in East Gloucester, where my beautiful French Tool Press is housed. Collagraphs, etchings,woodcuts and monoprints are created there. Not a starving artist’s garret or a NYC loft, the building is on stilts and the view out the shop window is of the tide, rising and falling. Indeed, Life is but a dream!