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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I hope you enjoy this blog! I welcome your comments.
As of summer, 2013, in addition to my paintings I’m posting images of my collages and other fun projects in the page “COLLAGES” above.
Collage on print of one of my larger canvas paintings, 8.5″ x 10.5″, framed with black fabric wrapped around the 2″ sides. It is being donated to Madison Has Heart, a silent auction benefit to give heating fuel, via Neighbors-in-Need in Madison County, N.C., for folks who can’t afford to heat their homes.
Many families in my rural county are still suffering, especially during this very cold weather. Several “safety nets” have been removed by the N.C. State Legislature. My Benefit Sale continues to give donations to Neighbors-In-Need to benefit families who fall through the cracks. (see explanation on BENEFIT page or in post below) 8 paintings remain on sale on BENEFIT page–click in bar above.
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 by our State Legislature.
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. (The prices listed ARE the sale prices, already at least 1/3 off the original price.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-689-3379. And thanks ever so much!