On a trip to Italy I stayed in a monastery above Lake Gardo. On a walk to the hills above the monastery I found an olive grove. I painted the work in gauche to transfer easily on the trip home and then repainted the scene in oil.

- Mary Pratt

The Olive Grove

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

20" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 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.