This traditional geisha was painted in full make up. I have always been fascinated with the delicate beauty of the geisha. Their beauty came with a price. Originally the white make up contained lead. Later it was made with rice. Geishas are professional entertainers and social companions, skilled in the arts of conversation, music, dance, literature, and the tea ceremony. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Mary Pratt

Geisha Tradition

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 0 oz.



Mary Pratt
Buford, Georgia

Getting to Know Mary

Mary Pratt, a Georgia-based artist, is known for her impressionistic yet modern oil paintings that capture the world with a jovial poise. Her soft, ethereal palette is complemented by the occasional bright pop of color. The artist’s aesthetic choices are intuitive rather than premeditated. Through her gestural brushstrokes, Mary’s paintings summon a joyful, even childlike, emotional response. Her style is nuanced by a range of inspirations, including scenery from the state of Georgia. The personal edge that Mary brings to each painting alters and enhances recognizable subject matter, cultivating an imaginative visual experience.