Mary Antoinette Endico Edit Profile
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University, 1976.
Her studio is in Sugar Loaf, New York and has been open to the public since 1977. Endico watercolors are included in the permanent collections of the Asheville Art Museum, the Kentucky Museum, and the Chester, New York, Historical Society. The earliest publication of her work was in 1969 at 15 years of age.
During her career she has produced and sold more than 20,000 original handpainted watercolors, almost exclusively sold from her own hand to visitors in her studio in Sugar Loaf, New York. Mary Endico was previously elected to signature membership of Knickerbocker Artists and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. She has been a guest lecturer, juror, and watercolor demonstrator as well as artist consultant for D'Arches fine art papers.
Mary Endico is a specialist in direct Wet-on-wet pure aqueous watercolor technique. Her work encompasses non-objective, abstract, cityscape, seascape, landscape, and floral, but she is most noted for the specific clarity and compositional aspects of her non-objective abstracts which she terms haute conduite, a term which refers not only to the resulting watercolor paintings but also to the entire creative process used in their execution. Mary states that visitors to her studio often mistake her watercolors for acrylics.
In 1994 Mary purposely set aside looking at the work of others in order to develop the haute conduite style. At that time she had been working as a full-time professional watercolorist for 17 years and wanted to expand the medium by using the oil techniques she had studied as a Fine Art undergraduate student at Boston University, techniques such as scumbling, dragging, and rubbing. She set aside looking at the work of others in order to avoid diluting her process.
Endico watercolors are found in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and in 21 other countries.
Member National Watercolor Society (signature), Northeast Watercolor Society (co-founder 1991), Knickerbocker Artists, Orange County Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, Kentucky Watercolor Society(signature member).
Married Robert W. Fugett.