Mary Whyte is an artist, author and teacher whose watercolor paintings have earned international recognition. Her works have been exhibited nationally as well as in China, the United Kingdom and Taiwan, and have been featured in numerous publications stateside and in France, Germany, Russia, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and Taiwan. Whyte is the author of several books, and is the recipient of the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal, the Carolinas Freedom Award and the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, South Carolina’s highest honor in the arts. Her acclaimed exhibition Working South depicting blue collar workers toured five museums and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Whyte’s current exhibition of fifty large scale watercolors called We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America is touring the United States.