Mary Pratt – bold, flamboyant, using photographic projections to paint her masterful still life’s.
Her art focussed on everyday household items – apples, jars of jelly, paper bags, aluminum foil.
Her colours jump off the canvass – dramatic – not your usual, usual, colours.
In the magazine, Canadian Art, Mary said:
““Titanium White, Cadmium Pale Yellow or Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Permanent Deep Green. I sometimes use Mauve, but only lately. I never use black except in watercolour; it takes the dance out of the painting, the dance that colour gives you. Instead, I mix up three dark colours.”
The impact powerful, dramatic, memorable.
Her paintings provoking questions.
Her art a reflection of her domestic life in rural Newfoundland.
Art that speaks to us and we all can relate to.