The Art of Mary Harman:  Recent Notes/News

(Updated August 2021)

 

 

View From Kat & Sylvie's Porch   16 x 20" acrylic/canvas (2020)    sold

 

One of my favorite places in Vale Perkins, both for the view and the company.

 

 

 

 

 Madonna of the Wolves     20x20" acrylic/wood panel (2020)

 

"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."

                                           Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)   Aeneid VI.126-129

 

Confluence   16 x 16" acrylic/canvas (2020)    sold

Two streams meet and continue to Lac Memphremagog next to my studio in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

 

 

 

Shelf Life 2020 ( Dark Green)      16" x 20" acrylic/wood panel
          

 

This painting was completed as a submission to a Montreal gallery calling for artwork with the theme of "Green." Like all my still lifes, it reflects the times in which we live. Objects are anthropomorphic, hinting of human characteristics; glass containers suggest fragility, objects appear threatened or they threaten others, an occasional spider, as witness, dwells on the periphery. The glass preserving jar symbolizes all that needs protection and nourishment, yet the objects inside have expiry dates that are fast approaching. Traditionally, green is of the earth and should signify hope, life and renewal. But the shades of green in the painting "Shelf Life" suggest otherwise: muted, nuclear, apocalyptic.

 

 

 

 

Urban Still Life   (2019)       12" x 12" acrylic/wood panel
          

A view from the kitchen of my Montreal apartment. The small bird in the foreground has always been my symbol of soul, of hope.

 

Dawn over the St. Lawrence (2019) 20 x 34" acrylic / wood panel
          

 

 

Clouds Descending    (2019) 16" x 20" oil on wood SOLD
            

 

 


November Street     (2018)         14 x 14"  oil on canvas   SOLD      


 

What do our souls seek journeying
on the decks of decayed ships?

                   – George Seferis, Mythistorema      

 

 Small Crowd #3  (2018) 8"x8"   sold

 

 

 

 


 Small Crowds Series: Civil Discourse  (2017-18)     each 8" x 8" 

 

 




  The Edge of the Meadow  (2016) acrylic on canvas 12" x 16"   sold    

 



 


       Pasta

      Winter Poem           sold

 


               Buanderie           sold

Tea with Lemon
            Cafe          sold

  

All paintings above 8 x 8 inches        (2016)

 

 

 


At Sea             (2015)       Acrylic on canvas  sold         16" x 16"        


 

 

 


Soupe du jour      (2015)         acrylic on linen/wood panel           16" x 16"

 


 

 

 


Smoke From Distant Fires       (2014)        acrylic and oil           sold   12" x 16"

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ship of State   (Adrift)            (2014)            sold         12 x 16"

 

 

 

 

Containment     (2014)           16" x 12"        sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Order     (2014)          16" x 24"

 

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