Mary's work is...

sublime, delicate yet powerful. Her use of color is sophisticated, and she evokes a mysterious quality in her work that is both emotional and playful. I enjoy looking at Mary’s pieces because they always say so much to me and I never get tired of looking at them.”

— Rima M., artist and art teacher

When I see Mary's art...

I am always reminded that she is a poet ­– curious and observant and open. Whatever she paints, whether flowers, shoes or portraits, she finds their personalities. When her work is abstract or includes words, I am equally moved by her color choices and kind, ironic wit. Her art is never sentimental.”

— Susan G., artist

Mary's art makes...

me feel serene and joyful! A sense of calm comes over me.”

— Julie U., artist

Naming a Problem

Naming a Problem

Google “Mary Scott” and you’ll see why I use my maiden name, Kolada, as part of my professional name. There are numerous Mary Scotts, some also in Ventura, including another patient of my primary physician, which has caused confusion. Some people remember my name...

Artists Choice: A collaboration of local artists and D.A. Davidson

Artists Choice: A collaboration of local artists and D.A. Davidson

I have three paintings in the beautiful gallery space at the offices of D.A. Davidson & Co. in Ventura. The exhibit features 15 local artists and runs through Feb. 22, 2020. D.A. Davidson is at 60 S. California St., Ventura, CA. The public is welcome to view the...

Collage Lab “Sticky Fingers” Exhibit

Collage Lab “Sticky Fingers” Exhibit

  I’m a member of the Collage Lab in Ventura County. Three of my pieces are in the group’s “Sticky Fingers” exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library in Santa Clarita, CA, through Nov. 6, 2019. The library is at 2400 Main St., Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Primary Lesson

Primary Lesson

When I was in second grade, the nun who taught us made me classroom monitor. This meant that after lunch, as my classmates filed in and colored in their coloring books until class started, I monitored. I patrolled the room and distributed demerits for infractions like...