About Mary Grosvenor Winkes

Mary Grosvenor Winkes

Mary grew up in Rhode Island. She majored in Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She also studied Sculpture, Drawing, Design, Photography and Ceramics. Her major influence was her painting teacher Lux Feininger.

When her daughters were young and her husband’s workbrought them to the Mediterranean she decided towork as an archaeological draftsperson and illustrator so that the family could enjoy travel abroad together. For this she took courses at the Rhode Island School of Design in Drawing Archaeological Artifacts, Maps and Graphs, Mechanical Illustration, Life Drawing and Medical Drawing and Illustration.

These drawingswere part of exhibitions at the Museum of Art, RISD, the Bell Gallery, Brown University, the Art Gallery at DePaul University in Chicago, the Archaeological Museums on Corfu, Greece and in Brazil at the Museu Paulista in São Paulo, the Museu de Valores, Brasília and the Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. Her illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications in Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United States.

Since she has returned to full time painting, she does not work as a draftsperson and illustrator anymore. Mary and her husband moved to Damariscotta 10 years ago. They live in a house  Mary inherited from her aunt where they had been visiting since 1971. She very much enjoys the view of the Damariscotta River from her studio. She likes painting this scene and other coastal settings as seasons change. She also likes to work on the interaction of colors and shapes in the abstract or groups of people and their interactions.  

During the month of September 2014 she exhibited her artwork for the first time in a one woman show at the SpringBull Gallery on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI with 40 works of art on display. She also has been showing her art work at various places in the Damariscotta region. Prices for her artwork are not posted online, but Mary can be reached at

mgwinkes@icloud.com or, 401 935 1411.