Mary Fortman Kirk, Fine Art
Mary Fortman

(859) 663-7664
Studio 500A
I work mainly in soft pastels and oils. I love painting landscapes, especially scenes of Ireland, as well as soulful animal and pet portraits.


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About the Artist

My painting career began about 10 years ago, when I took my first painting class at Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center in Covington, Kentucky. After a couple of years of floundering in water color, I found my favorite medium, soft pastels, in a class with my current mentor, amazing and accomplished artist, M. Katherine Hurley.  In my quest to become the best artist that I can in my senior years, I continue to study with and be inspired by Kay. My skills and knowledge of drawing and pastel painting continue to be developed in classes with Cincinnati artists, Charlie Berger, Ken Buck, and through participation in national workshops and classes with Alain Picard, Marla Baggetta, and Jacob Aguiar.

I enjoy painting mostly landscapes, especially of scenes from Ireland, and the soulful and joyful portraits of pets and other animals.

Although I have received no formal training in art, I have had considerable academic training. I am a recently retired full professor in Kinesiology from Northern Kentucky University.  I received my BSED, from Ohio University; MS from Michigan State University; and a PhD in Motor Control and Learning, Motor Development, and Neuropsychology from The Ohio State University.





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Location: Main Warehouse
Floor: 5
Studio: #500A

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