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FLORIBUNDA | Mara Callahan

  • GLADSTONE 36 1/2 Union Street Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, 01944 United States (map)
Roses, 2017, monotype, 22" x 30"

Roses, 2017, monotype, 22" x 30"

Opening Saturday, September 16, 4-6pm

My artwork explores flora and fauna with a playful embrace of color and texture across three primary media: painting, printmaking, and drawing.

I seek to capture a sense of freshness and spontaneity in my work and enjoy the sense of discovery in unexpected results. Above all I wish to communicate my sheer wonder at the transient beauty and mystery of nature.

Floribunda is a celebration of the flowers in my garden that have been my inspiration over the past several summers. Roses, butterfly bush (Buddleia), columbine (Aquilegia), lilies, poppies, Japanese painted fern - all their varied forms and beautiful colors have informed my artwork. The rose series is monotype in oil on 100% rag paper. I used several stencils for the outline shape of the roses. I enjoyed experimenting with how little information I could put down and still have the image read as "flower".

- Mara Callahan

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