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WORKS BY MARY-FRANCES BURT

FEB 2018 / TRAVIS JEAN GALLERY / MACON, GA 1


ART IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Friday, February 2, 2018, Starting at 5:00 PM

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE OPENING BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A PURCHASE, CONTACT SCOTT MITCHELL AT TRAVIS JEAN GALLERY (478) 227-7785.

Measurements do not include frames. All pieces are framed unless otherwise stated. Show will be up for the month of February.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I prefer drawing and painting from life. Some of the flowers captured in this grouping: magnolia, lily, camellia, geranium, and antique roses—were brought into my studio, many from my own yard. You would think two blooms from the same plant would be hard to tell apart, but they vary quite a bit. The window for working with blooms is pretty short. From bud to open flower to dripping petals, their life spans fascinate me. In the three to four sittings to complete a piece, light shifts, and as a result, the colors I see change as well. Like a time lapse snapshot, each canvas is a representation of collected moments. While I like my subjects to be recognizable, I don’t concern myself with the literal. It’s the story that really matters. Capture that, and you have Art.


Magnolia Acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 18 $480

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Lilies Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 $195

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Peony Acrylic on canvas 4x5 $70

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Heritage Roses, Purple Acrylic and pastel on wood panel 16 x 20 $370

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Heritage Roses, Golden Acrylic and pastel on wood panel 16 x 20 8

$370


Cherry Blossoms Acrylic and pastel on canvas 18 x 18 (black wood frame) $375

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Magnolia Ballerina Pastel on paper over wood panel 10 x 8 10

$130


Needle Rose Trio Acrylic and pastel on canvas 12 x 12 $195

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Pear Trio Pastel on paper over wood panel 8 x 10 12

$130


Oranges Ensemble Pastel on paper over wood panel 8 x 10 $130

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Bananas Who? Pastel on paper over wood panel 6x9 charcoal wooden frame $105 14


Joseph’s Coat Trio Pastel on paper over wood panel 12 x 16 $245

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Bouquet Pastel on paper over wood panel 8 x 10 16

$130


Geraniums Pastel and acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 $370

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Needle Rose Chorus Pastel and acrylic on wood panel 30 x 10.5 (unframed, with finished edges) $365

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Joseph’s Coat Pastel and acrylic on wood panel 12 x 24 $340

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Magnolia Morning Pastel on paper 28 x 20 (in white frame under glass with white mat) $275 20


Magnolia Trio Pastel on paper 28 x 20 (in white frame under glass with white mat) $275 21


ABOUT THE ARTIST 22

Paint and ink run in Mary-Frances’ blood. Raised in a family of artistic people, it’s not surprising she’s been making art since she was very young. Because of her love for combining language with photography and illustration, she was naturally drawn to graphic design. Since completing a BFA at the University of Georgia / Lamar Dodd School of Art, she has made her living as a graphic designer. Mary-Frances keeps a home studio and spends about six hours a week totally immersed in her art. She prefers drawing and painting from life and has a particular fascination with the life span of flowering plants.


PHOTO BY STEPHANIE SHADDEN


WORKS WERE COMPLETED BETWEEN JANUARY 2017 AND JANUARY 2018

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