Mary Margaret Sweeney

"Mary Margaret Sweeney uses the medium of etching in its best traditional manner. Proficient and sophisticated in technique, her prints have the poise and polish of the Old Masters or the nine-teenth-century Etching Revivalists. Indeed the artist confesses the influence of the prints of Childe Hassam. Like this nineteenth century American Impressionist, Sweeney is continually inspired by the New England Landscape. With her eyes attuned to the linear vocabulary of etching she finds patterns everywhere in rocks, trees and uneven horizons. While many of her prints depict figures, still lifes, and interiors, she always returns to her favorite forested landscapes." - David Acton, Working Proof.

Sweeney attended The Chicago Art Institute majoring in advertising and design but only found printmaking when she returned to formal art training after raising her children. She graduated from the University of New Hapmpshire in 1980 and has worked as a printmaker for the past 29 years. She is presently a member of Experimental Etching Studio in Boston. She is also a juried member of Boston Printmakers, Society of American Graphic Artists, New York, New Hampshire Art Association and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in the permanent collections of the New Hampshire Commission on the Arts, Boston Public Library, Worcester Art Museum, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA and Framingham State College.

Mary Margaret Sweeney is a juried member of:

  • The Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA
  • The Society of American Graphic Artists, Inc. (SAGA), New York, NY
  • Experimental Etching Studio, (EES Arts), Hyde Park, MA
  • New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH
  • League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Concord, NH
  • Maine Arts Commission's Artist Registery
  • National Association of Independent Artists, (NAIA)