I live in beautiful Bend, Oregon. In addition to loving my job, I enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and urban sketching.

Urban Sketching

Kayaking with friends

Litter Free Bend
My pet peeve is litter. Every now and then I go pick up a bag or two. Now we have the Broomsmen in Bend who have taken it to a whole new level. They are doing very important work to protect the animals in beautiful Bend and beyond. Thank you!

Bend Painting Parties
Bend Painting Parties are social painting events that bring people and painting together. They are fun, creative gatherings of up to 12 people. Each event is held in my art studio which is located downtown Bend overlooking Tin Pan Alley. Please check out the website if you’d like to join in the fun. more

Pet Portraits
I love making portraits of people’s animals. I am fortunate to say I have over 80 satisfied clients. If you are interested in having a portrait made of your special animal, please see the details about this on the Pet Portraits Page here.


I’ve won several awards over the years and I’m very proud of this. The world is filled with talented artists and to be selected for any award is an honor. Most recently, In 2016 I was honored to receive a Benchmark Award from Art In The High Desert.

Social Media
• Mary Medrano Gallery Instagram
• Mary Medrano Gallery Facebook Page
• Bend Painting Parties Facebook Page
• 50 Dogs 50 Tales Facebook Page
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Humane Society of Central Oregon


In 2014-2015 I teamed up with the Humane Society of Central Oregon to paint a portrait of an animal chosen by HSCO that was having a hard time finding a home. The painting I made of each animal was given to the new guardian of the pet. The first painting I made was of Lennox, a feral kitten that unfortunately got stuck in an air conditioning vent. No worries – the HSCO rescued her, fostered her and found a good home for her.

"Lennox", 8"x8"

“Lennox”, 8″x8″

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