Born in Victoria, Mary Ann has been painting for over 30 years. She enjoys a variety of mediums to work in, but oils are her favourite. Most of her subjects are bold and colourful renditions sensitively inspired by the landscape of Vancouver Island, but she also enjoys still life work. Her paintings are among collections locally and internationally. A signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, her work has been included in many exhibitions locally over the past 25 years.
"I believe every moment that an artist spends within their creative commitment, it should be filled with a love of surprise. No painting ever ends on one preconceived finish line that yells out “DONE!”. It is because of my relentless curiousity that I am continually compelled to paint. It is the thought of what lies ahead once the idea seed is planted that inspires me. Be it from a meditative source or physical beauty that calls, or the obvious glory of natures existence in the drenching sunlight, once into the action of putting pigment onto the canvas, I open myself to anything."
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Q. Are the colours accurate?
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Q. How are you sizing the artwork?
A. We use inches (H x W) and only list the canvas size without a frame.
Q. What does Framed or Unframed mean?
A. Unframed implies the artist intends the painting to be displayed without a frame. Traditionally, the canvas is finished on the sides with a black edge, or the image wraps around to the back.
Framed implies that the artists intends the artwork to be framed, and the price includes the cost of framing by our gallery. We do not list the framed size, as you may choose framing options, depending on availability. Restrictions apply.
Q. Can paintings listed as Unframed be framed?
A. In many cases, yes. Please send us an enquiry regarding the painting you wish to be framed. Please note, the cost of custom framing is not listed on our website.
Q. Can a piece of art be shipped from your other location for a viewing?
A. Artwork transfers between our galleries can be arranged depending on availability and being part of an active exhibition. There is a nominal fee to cover to cost of shipping and handling. We are currently offering a promotion, *Free Shipping Within Canada with the purchase of small or medium-sized paintings! In many cases, we can apply this promotion towards gallery transfer costs and refund the expense of shipping the artwork at the time of purchase. Restrictions apply.
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