Multicultural Art


mary nault air of innocence 


"Air of Innocence"

Mary Nault

November 2015


My definition of art is “play.” I like to try new techniques and mediums. It’s messy and it’s fun. The results can be exciting or even amazing. They can also be disappointing. Either way, I keep painting. My mediums are watercolor, acrylic and batik.

The Sugarbeet Festival in Chinook, MT, draws a diverse group of people. As I was enjoying the festivities, several children came running by. One in particular stood out. Boy or girl? Then I saw the feather earrings. I had to have a picture because I knew I wanted to paint her. I decided to do her in batik, concentrating on the variations of skin tones and working to portray an “Air of Innocence.”

“Air of Innocence” is a piece by Mary Nault, who is the artist of the month invited by the MSUN Multicultural Center in celebration of November, American Indian Heritage Month. The MSUN Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs (ODAMP) invites local and regional artists to exhibit their pieces, preferably those that have some link to multicultural themes. For more information, contact or call (406) 265-3589.