HERSTORY

HERSTORY

Menlo College in Atherton, California, put out a call for artists to enter an exhibition honoring the college and coinciding with its founding 85 years ago.  Artists had to be juried in and once chosen the artist was given a randomly assigned year between 1927, the year of Menlo’s founding,  and ... 

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Magic in the Air

Greetings and Happy New Year from the forest of Hobbit Land in New Zealand!  I definitely felt the magic and enchantment there in early December, 2013, while sitting in the chair from Beorn’s house!

More magic ensued when, immediately following the New Zealand trip, I traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida and taught a Master Class on environmental art to ninth graders at the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.  While in the class, I experienced the “magic” of the student’s focused interest, their originality, creativity and enthusiasm.  Please visit the link to read some of their own comments about the class.  http://dreyfoosartreview.blogspot.com/p/mary-lou-dauray.html
 

Lastly, we, as artists, integrate magic into ... 

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Iceberg Paintings

Here I am working on a new triptych painting about icebergs while, at the same time, thinking about news reports (John Vidal–The Guardian–March 25, 2013) linking the massive snowstorms and bitter spring to the dramatic loss of sea ice.

My “Iceberg Wasteland” oil painting (see ... 

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The Week of April 15-21, 2013

    On Sunday, April 21, 2013, I finished a large (4′ x 3′) work on paper—painted with oil, watercolor and gesso.  It wasn’t until I was done that I realized the artwork was filled with my outrage and grief resulting from the horrific Boston bombings.  It has been proven that ... 

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A NEW ICEBERG PAINTING!

    Here I am working on a new triptych painting about icebergs while, at the same time, thinking about news reports (John Vidal–The Guardian–March 25, 2013) linking the massive snowstorms and bitter spring to the dramatic loss of sea ice.   My “Iceberg Wasteland” ... 

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Recent Paintings

It has been a fruitful and rewarding painting year for me.  Eight watercolors in my “Iceland” series were juried into a show at the University of California, San Francisco, Women’s Reproductive Health Center.  “Icebergs” (above) was one of the artworks selected for this show entitled ... 

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New Painting-New Series-New Year!

While traveling in Romania in the fall of 2011, I met a young woman who had recently moved back to this country to help her sick mother.  During the Ceaucescu communist regime, her mother had to work three jobs, had little food and worked in a highly polluted area…and on top of that had to take ... 

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Magnificent Alaskan Glaciers

For one week in July we traveled the Inner Passage waterway of Alaska — seeing magnificent glaciers, whales, fjords, millions of evergreens, eagles — and marveled at the splendor of it all.Our group consisted of 20 family members of all ages from different parts of the United States.

Upon ... 

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