Bedroom, Last Apartment 36 x 24.5 oil
Emails are great but when someone takes the time to scratch out a message and mail you a card, you know they care. Sometimes receiving a card is more important than the words inside and, right now in the midst of the pandemic, that might just be the best thing you can do for another person.
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Art Exhibitions 2024
Jan 2024 Neland Ave Church Gallery
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When I live with a painting, I form a relationship with the artist and the piece. I choose pieces that move me, inspire me, surprise me, or, I just can't leave behind. I have lots of paintings by other artists that do that for me on my walls. I hope my pieces do that for you. If not, I hope you keep searching. The artist is out there for you.
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Last Apartment, an installation exhibited at ArtPrize 2018 illuminates my conflicting feelings over my mother's move from independence in her last apartment to an early dementia facility. I admired her indomitable spirit, endless energy and sometimes reckless pursuit of her dreams but mourned her increasing confinement by limitations, both real and imagined.
I'd love to share with you what I've learned. Ask me about half-day and full-day workshops and individual lessons.
"Making art depends upon noticing things — things about yourself, your methods, your subject matter."
Mary Jane studied art at Bennington College, Savannah College of Art and Design, learned from Mary Bentz Gilkerson, Carolyn Fehsenfeld, Tony Couch, Jim Johnson, Wes DeVries, and Stephen Duren. Her work has appeared in Salaan Magazine and The Hopper. She completed an Artist-In-Residence in Petosky, MI in 2015, and have exhibited locally at the Shibui Gallery, Grand Valley Artist's Gallery, Marywood Center, Celebration of the Arts, ArtPrize, All Art Works, and LowellArts Gallery.
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5'2" on a good day.
Matisse, Miro, Modigliani
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