Tonal GeishaMary Pratt
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
48 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |10 lbs. 0 oz.
Two geisha pass on the street. Loose, painterly details with beautiful soft features in the main subject's face. Tonal palette of white and grey highlighted with purple, yellow and peach undertones. As a child, Mary Pratt became fascinated with the beauty of the geisha. "I visited the UN building in New York with my girl scout troop and purchased a porcelain geisha. I thought they were the most beautiful and mysterious people I had ever seen. I still think that today."
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.
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We love this new art in our dining room. We've probably bought 40-50 original art works from UGallery and have been very, very happy being a customer here.- J Linehan
Your painting, "Magic," arrived today and it is even lovelier than it appeared to be on the website. I find your style extremely appealing and am thrilled to have chosen it. It will definitely take the place on my wall where the "former favorite" now hangs.- S Burke