Folk Art Mary - Carved and Painted Folk Pictures

Email update sent February 27, 2018

I’ve been busy working on a number of commissions this winter, trying to get them done before the start of the 2018 Ithaca Farmers' Market outdoor season. I don't usually show pictures of my commissioned pieces in this newsletter because I want someone who has ordered the piece be the first one to see it.

I currently have a small show going on at the Ithaca Frame Shop, a lovely high-quality art framing business located just a hop and a skip away from my studio. The show features a number of outdoors pieces that I rarely take to the market and which mostly live in my house for my own enjoyment. The show will be up until the end of March. Stop in and say hello to the Frame Shop Folks!

picture of my show at the Ithaca Frame Shop

 

Weather permitting, I'll be back working at my market booth sometime in April. Over the winter I’ve been making some nice new pieces, see small thumbnail images below, on the theme of people in relationship to nature. Depending on how well organized I am, I am thinking of having a pop-up open house at my studio sometime in the end of March or early April, prior to the beginning of my outdoors season. Do you want to be first to see my new work before I take it to the market? If so, let me know. I will probably announce the show last minute. Of course, my website is always open, or you can visit my website portfolio page.

NEW WORK IS BELOW:
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NEW! Guy in a Funny Hat Holding up a Leaning Tree.  $2500.00. 18.25 x 19 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, copper

I could be yours!

 

NEW! Woman Hugging a Tree in the Wind.  $2500.00. 16.25 x 12 x 2.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Hang me on your Wall!

 

 

 NEW! Horizontal Crow with Copper Feet.  $395.00. 8.5 x 20 x 3
Carved pine, acrylic paint, glass eye, copper wire and tubing, gold leaf

Caw me Yours!

 

NEW! Woman, Yes, Pushed by the Wind.  $1050.00. 17 x 11.5 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Hang me on your Wall!

 

NEW! Crow and Guy Energy, Welcoming the Wind.  $1200.00. 16.25 x 12 x 2.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, abilone, brass tacks

Blow me over and Buy Me!

 

Below: Youtube video of a gardening work in progress,
click on the image to see the video.

 

 

 

 

and finally, FOR YOUR INTEREST...Below is a grainy photo taken of an online auction catalog showing
a farm piece I made that was owned by Carrie Fisher

(AKA Princess Leia in the Star wars films)
and sold at auction upon her death.
Unfortunately this piece looks like itwas left outside exposed to the weather for part of its lifetime,
something that acrylic artist paints cannot survive for long. Or else it's just an illusion of wear
since the photo was taken from a catalog on a computer screen.

 

 

After 44 years of making my carved and painted pictures, artwork keeps flowing out of me. There's never a problem in coming up with ideas. Instead there's just not enough time.

 

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Support the arts, buy artwork!

Consider a gift to you or someone else - anniversary, wedding, Christmas, birthday or other special event. Discounts apply to some older pieces, please enquire. Buy on time, I do payment plans. And yes, I ship.

 Sales are applause - they encourage an artist to produce more work!

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Thanks for reading. Please pass this email on to any interested friends, Mary

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Short self made videos of my work: Wind blowing the Hat off my Head,
and Adding Sparklies to my Artwork.

Other ways to find me - search for me on the internet as Folk Art Mary

 Facebook fan page and Facebook Friend Page where I regularly post updates

Instagram: @folkartmary

Website: www.maryshelleyfolkart.com

You Tube Videos page

 

Link to an article on my work in Voices, the journal of New York Folklore society.

Email: BMEZ@lightlink.com

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