Featured Artist: Mary Pratt

featuredbannerTwo weeks ago I visited the AGNS to see the Mary Pratt exhibition that has been showing for the past few months, and I was totally blown away! It’s an interesting coincidence that I got to see her work only a few weeks after I experienced a huge exhibit of Alex Colville’s work at the AGO because she studied under Colville at Mount St. Allison University in New Brunswick where she received her Bachelor of Fine Art in 1961.

mprattMary lived and raised a family in Newfoundland, and all the while was creating the most stunning paintings of  everyday domestic life. Most of her subjects are of food, but she has also created gorgeous figurative paintings, many of which featuring the same model.

martpratt7She is an amazingly talented painter who has a very keen eye for light and shadow. Her paintings are photographic, clear, bright and sparkling. They are juicy…

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