Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers: Mary Nelson Sinclair

June 27, 2016

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There is a good chance you’ve come across one of Mary Nelson Sinclair's vibrant and mesmerizing works. The Dallas native started painting while in school and continued to follow her passion studying painting and printmaking at the Pratt Institute. She’s worked with a range of artists and stylists within the fashion and interior design worlds, often looking to textiles and exotic travel destinations for inspiration. We stopped by her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to talk style and check out her latest works!

NAME & OCCUPATION:

Mary Nelson Sinclair, Artist/Painter

FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

Hit the snooze button.

BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED:

“Force nothing.”

THREE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:

Travel, art and my family.

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DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS:

Relaxed, Polished, Eclectic, Layered and Collected.



WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

A good pair of high waisted wide leg pants.

ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

Phone

STYLE ICON:

My grandmother.

THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Juggling & humor.

WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?

Patterns & color in nature and textiles, India, Morocco, the process of making/creating, history and the passing of time.

WHAT IS YOUR STUDIO UNIFORM?

In summer: cut offs, t-shirt & Birkenstocks. In winter: Carhartt overalls with a turtleneck.

THREE ARTISTS YOU WOULD INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY:

Cecily Brown, Cy Twombly and Helen Frankenthaler.

COFFEE SHOP ORDER:

Almond latte.

CLOSET YOU WOULD LOVE TO RAID:

Tilda Swinton’s wardrobe in “A Bigger Splash."

FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION:

Morocco & Italy.

SONG ON REPEAT AT YOUR STUDIO:

Anything Leon Bridges.

CAMO OR LEOPARD?

Leopard

FLATS OR HEELS?

Flats

RED LIP OR SMOKY EYE?

Red Lip

UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN?

Both!

Visit Voltze Clarke Galleryto see more of Sinclair’s work. 141 East 62nd Street, 2nd Floor, NY 10065.
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