The geishas walk together on the uneven cobblestone path to the temple set in the background. The women hope existing turmoil in the world abates and a time of peace awaits. Nothing worthwhile is easy, thus the uneven walkway reflects their struggles.  This painting suggests the possibility of finding enlightenment through connection to each other. By walking the path together a bond can be formed. The brighter colors in the background predict an illuminated future. The work is wired to hang. The painting continues around the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas.

- Mary Pratt

Path to Enlightenment

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

48" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
15 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.