Facing rising seas, the world confronts the direct consequences of climate change forming The Paris Climate Agreement. The worldwide effort is designed to take action to preserve the earth for future generations. I painted "Rising Tide" as a quiet protest to the US president who withdrew my country from the pact. The color palette is muted with the figure painted in grayscale showing drabness as a result of changing weather. The cowgirl represents mother earth as a strong heroine. The cowgirl is standing in water seemingly unaware of the rising water, presenting the idea of oblivion as current consciousness. The cowgirl holds a broken Eiffel Tower representing the broken Paris Accord. The work is wired to hang. The painting continues around the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas.

- Mary Pratt

Rising Tide

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

48" h x 30" 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.