Mary Hertler Tallman's works in pastel are created as the 19th century French Impressionist painters first described "en plein air" (in the open air). Her work is done on location and without the use of photographs. Her formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Spring Arbor University. Her award-winning works are included in gallery exhibitions and on-line, as well as both private and corporate collections. Most recently her work was accepted by the Adirondack Pastel Society into their 6th Annual National Pastel Exhibition and awarded “Outstanding Landscape”. Additional exhibitions include: Pastel Society of Southern California inaugural “Make Your Mark!” International Online Open Juried Exhibition; “Top 20 Works” as part of the Witte Museum’s “Spirit of Texas” national exhibition; the Pastel Society of Colorado (PSSC) “15th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition”; and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) “33rd IAPS Juried Exhibition”. Furthermore, her work is recognized by Pastel Journal Magazine’s “20th Annual Pastel 100 Competition”. In this venue, over 2,000 artists competed internationally to be included in the top 100. Her entry in the Landscape and Interior Category received “Honorable Mention” and was published in the April 2019 edition of Pastel Journal.