This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
The Creatives
North Shore Artists in Profile
Capturing a Moment in Art
Shaughnessy Anne McKenna Dusling
Mary Ahern
when paste-ups and mechanicals were still the norm in graphics.
In addition to graphic design, Mary has combined her interests and talent
Classically trained painter, and Northport native, Mary Ahern, has
in painting to create her own style and method of art. Her digital paintings
spent the past twenty-five years studying and mastering digital painting and
are created by using the computer as her
design. Mary’s interest in digital painting
medium. Mary trades in her paintbrushes
was stimulated when she was working for
Digital Painting is done by painting directly
and paints for a pressure sensitive stylus
a company that created graphic technol-
on the computer. Mary trades in her paint
and graphic tablet. Directly on the com-
ogy for use in the television and production
puter, she is able to paint the lighting,
industry. Beginning as a salesperson in the
brushes and paints for a pressure sensitive
the color, the depth and dimension of the
early 1980’s, Mary began learning about the
stylus and graphic tablet.
whole, using such realism that the paint-
newest advances in this medium. As tech-
ings could be easily mistaken for photo-
nology progressed, these high-tech digital
graphs. Mary has mastered replicating
systems became a practical expense for the
shadows, shading, and even the meticu-
small business owner and were readily available. In the early 1990’s, Mary
lous textures of her subjects. At first, and perhaps second and third looks, the
invested in her own system and created her own graphic design company,
realistic quality of Mary Ahern’s digital paintings are so superb that one can
Online Design. Her company was 100% digital which was unique at a time
only think of it as a photograph. Who could capture nature so well?
3
Improper Northshoerian April 20037 37 4/2/2009 10:28:35 AM
Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com