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Mars Woodhill
Houston, Texas


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My paintings manifest transformation, both in nature and of consciousness.

I am interested in how the life force expresses itself in the world of form. Toward that end, I seek to impel and influence, but not control, the energy flows that arrange acrylic paint on canvas.

My goal is to channel the poetry of the universe into visual images possessing the power to move our emotions, even though our minds cannot understand the language.

I seek to examine the elements that produce change, whether in nature or within an individual's inner world. Many of my works reflect my desire to give visual voice to the forces that propel human action.

As I delve into change and adaptation, some of my paintings freeze a moment of explosive energy, while others provide a meditation on life's beginnings. Both express progression and vitality.

Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, my paintings reflect biological, geological and cartographic influences. By harnessing the fluid dynamics of various viscosities and textures of acrylic paints, I seek to produce fixed works that express movement and change.


born: 1953, Austin, Texas


Austin College, BA in Art and History, 1976

selected awards/honors

First Prize at Faber Birren Color Show, Juror: Ian Alteveer, Assistant Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stamford Art Association, 2012
Honorable Mention at Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition, Juror: Christine Neill, Professor of Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art, Friends of Borderland, 2012

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Mars Woodhill: Vibrant Progression, Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 2012
Mars Woodhill: Unleashed Forces, Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas, 2012
Explosion/Implosion, Hardy & Nance Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2011
Mars Woodhill and Bud Clayton: Natural Abstraction, PeckArts, Galveston, Texas, 2011

selected group shows

Faber Birren Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut, 2012
Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition, Ames Mansion, North Easton, Massachusetts, 2012
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art: Metro Montage XII Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Marietta, Georgia, 2012
University of Texas at Tyler: 27th Annual International Exhibition, Tyler, Texas, 2012



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