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My name is Mary-Jo Lough and I am an abstract artist based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My work is a visual representation of my experience as a neurodivergent individual with ADHD.  I utilize pattern and line to harness a bold and chaotic backgrounds. The give and take between complication and clarity are indicative of how I process the world.  When I paint, the clutter of life disappears, and order is created. 

I am open for commissions and absolutely love working with clients to create artwork they resonate with deeply. If you enjoy my style but can't find something that fits you, please reach out so we can collaborate!

Click below to get to know me better.  

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CAST Featured on CTV!

I was so excited to be included in this feature about the Calgary Artists Studio Tour on CTV! Myself, along with Isabel Ostrom and Lindsay Walsh were all interviewed.

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The Body Project

In collaboration with the talented photographer Kelly Szott, Mary-Jo embarked on a project close to her heart. A volunteer model call was initiated, inviting individuals of diverse body shapes and sizes to participate. Kelly captured the courage of these models through photography, while Mary-Jo skillfully portrayed them on canvas. The collaborative effort resulted in a joint exhibition showcasing Kelly's photography and Mary-Jo's paintings in September of 2023.

Celebrate body neutrality, as we embrace all bodies as beautiful.   THE BODY PROJECT acknowledges the power, vulnerability, and unwavering resilience that define each of us.

Learn more about the origin of this collection and Mary-Jo's personal journey by clicking here.

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Viewings & events

Subscribe at the top or bottom of this page to receive updates on upcoming events at SHEDPOINT, where Mary-Jo's new studio is located, as well as other shows and markets she is participating in. Mary-Jo offers both in-person and virtual viewings of her work. Additionally, she can bring her art directly to people's homes, allowing them to experience it in their own environment. Please feel free to call or email to schedule a viewing. As noted earlier, Mary-Jo's studio is based in Calgary, Alberta, but she offers worldwide shipping.

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Mary-Jo loves working with art collectors!

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what collectors have to say about commissioning Mary-Jo

  • "I love your work! I have purchased 4 pieces now, one for myself and the others as gifts to loved ones. Needless to say, they have all been very well received! I appreciate your kindness and patience when I commissioned a work but didn’t really know what I wanted. You were able to walk me through the process and I ended up with a fabulous addition to my collection!"

    Shawn C.
  • "Mary-Jo is such a talent.  She was an absolute pleasure to work with and the piece she created, aptly titled "Frequency", is a perfect addition to a music lovers home."

    Kelly Abedris
  • Mary-Jo is a very talented artist… a dream to work with.  I gave her a very weird request for a commission and she knocked it out of the park.  The depth and colouring in the work is a conversation piece in itself

    G. Alvas