Mary Tudor, acclaimed Seattle artist, has amassed an impressive body of work: more than 400 large oil paintings created using her proprietary wax blend, PET; which allows for deep texturing that will not crack. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, Tokyo and Chicago.
It was Mary, the scientist, who questioned the efficacy of the materials available to her as an artist. “I treat my studio as a laboratory. Art and science are the same stuff…ask Leonardo Da Vinci; he will tell you.” Mary quipped. By experimenting with waxes and oil paint, Mary discovered her secret PET formula, Plasticizer-Extender-Texturizer. This substance satisfied her almost impossible criteria:
• wax preparation that minimizes toxicity,
• application that avoids toxic spraying,
• extension of the coverage of oil paint,
• deep texture that won’t crack
• and a finished canvas that can be rolled up for storing.