Welcome to my blog! I’m Mary Maupin, a painter who works in oil and/or acrylic on canvas. I’m inspired by the landscape around me and the colors in my mind, as you can see from my paintings. I will be posting images of my paintings here. For more information about my paintings or to commission a piece, see “Contact & Pricing Info.” above. You may e-mail me with any questions you have.
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Notice: Some paintings are still available in my sale to benefit Neighbors-in-Need in Madison County, N.C. Details are on BENEFIT SALE page–click on it in top bar. AND, an additional painting has been added to the sale! See it on that page.
Note: It occurs to me that I should have added on the BENEFIT SALE page–the prices given ARE the sale prices. I hope this omission wasn’t confusing.
This winter is going to tough on a lot of people. Unemployment in Madison County, where I live, is 8.4%. Extended unemployment benefits in North Carolina have been eliminated. Our local Department of Social Services has run out of winter fuel assistance money. And now food stamps which many poverty-stricken families rely on have been reduced.
With this in mind, I’ve decided to have a benefit sale. This sale will benefit 3 entities: a local extremely well-run charity in Madison County called Neighbors-in-Need, you the buyer, and me the seller :). Here’s the deal: I have several paintings that I’ll be selling for 2/3 of their original price. You’ll get 1/3 off, I’ll get 1/3, and I’ll donate 1/3 to Neighbors-in-Need. Confusing? Here’s an example: if a painting is $1200, you will buy the painting from me for $800, I’ll keep $400, and I’ll give Neighbors-in Need $400. You can see the sale paintings by clicking on “BENEFIT SALE” at the top of this page.
If you’re interested in buying a painting and at the same time contributing to a very good cause (actually, 2 very good causes, Neighbors-in-Need and me!), take a look at the benefit paintings posted here. My contact information is email@example.com or 828-689-3379. And thanks ever so much! **
**Two caveats: if I have to ship the painting to you, you will be responsible for the shipping price. And if you live in North Carolina, I have to charge you sales tax.
This collage was made from a photo I took at the California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. That museum has a delightful butterfly garden. Like my other collages, it’s on a box 9″x11″x1.5″, and framed with fabric.
Click on image to see detail of fabric on collage .
This collage is 9″ x 11″, on the back of a wooden box 1.5″ deep. The frame is fabric wrapped around the edges of the box. Bits of fabric and pieces of glass are glued onto a photo taken by Aaron Brumo, in Johdpur, India–the blue city.
Click on the image for a close-up view of the bits of fabric.