About Artist Mary Mecca

My first spiritual awakening was when I was 6 years old.

Waiting for church to begin, I placed my face in my hands and kneeled to pray.

What I saw in the darkness that day has never left my brain.

I saw rainbows swirling and constructing geometric patterns. Then those patterns moved and changed, deconstructing, and reforming a new pattern, over and over. I was filled with joy and felt carried away in play.

I was in awe. I was elated. I felt connected to the divine. 

Because of this experience, I’ve lived my life constantly questioning our spiritual nature as humans, and I believe we each contain enormous power with our souls.

My feelings about the divine have always reflected this vision I saw as a child.
Infinite patterns, a full spectrum of color, and beautiful harmony.

Growing up, I always loved to paint, so much that I painted my carpet as a kid and my mom had it ripped up to reveal concrete floors that she allowed me to paint freely.

A corner of my bedroom has always been dedicated to creating. I painted on the floor the words “Arts & Crafts” only to have my older brothers conspire together and paint an 'F' at the beginning of Arts and transform the 'ft' in crafts to a P to make my sign say Farts & Craps. Lol.

I feel lucky that I had 3 brothers to joke around with all the time, because humor has also played a huge role in my life and the way my spirit developed.

I had 2 more significant spiritual awakenings before the age of 18. Both times, my spirit disconnected from my body and watched it from above. These were times where since I had no control of what was going on in the physical, I detached and observed. These were just as confusing as they were profound, and impacted the way that I understand the concept of the spirit and our human experience.

My favorite class growing up - as you might have guessed - was always art class. I remember every single art teacher I’ve ever had. I so wish I could go back in time to see my face when I found out you can study Art in university. I was ecstatic and during my time there, I got laser focused on bringing my visions into being.

I created my first body of artwork. It didn’t take long for me to stray far, far away from any kind of realism or modeling with paint. It just isn’t my joy. My professors encouraged my inherent inkling toward patterns, bright colors, and topics like spirituality.

My first artist statement that I ever wrote began by stating: “My paintings are my prayers and meditations.” Throughout school I also studied jewelry design & metalsmithing, completing many pieces with full body adornment, as well as an assortment of halos to wear on my head. My final solo show was both paintings and jewelry, titled Mary Mecca: The Infinite Conception.

After I graduated I continued to make art, and created an art gallery to show myself and other artists. Throughout many shows over the years, I sold every single piece of my art.

I traveled the world, visiting Fiji, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bali, China, Canada, and more of the United States, mainly, California. I eventually settled down in San Francisco, two blocks from the beach where I watch the sunset with my beloved every evening.

I’m currently printing my harmonious, rainbow designs onto super soft beach towels, which is a long time dream of mine come true. For me, a sun lover, beautiful beach towels with my art on them is a destiny line. 

I've also added more every day products with my designs on them because I believe that we should curate every item in our life to make sure it's helping us evolve, grow, and heal. We can insert magic into the mundane by choosing colorful, harmonious patterns to surround ourselves with.

My goal as an artist is to create high-souled designs that upon viewing or simply being near, lead to subconscious activation. I’ve distilled my artwork into these simple, harmonious designs to sneak into your consciousness and break down old limiting beliefs. I believe that intentionally surrounding yourself with rainbows and consciousness expanding patterns can help heal the world. We can all be visionary.


Thank You.