‘Spring into colour ‘ an exhibition featuring my latest series of tree paintings alongside beautiful batik paintings by Jo Whiteland is scheduled for the month of March 2019.
The show will be held at the Bristol Tobacco Factory from Wednesday 6 March until Tuesday 2 April 2019. We are taking over the main bar and the snug, a huge space and wonderful foil for some of our larger artworks.
‘Spring into colour’ is just that, a burst of vibrancy to herald the new season and banish the greyness of winter. Although our work is presented in different media it is complimentary as we both work in bold colours and the subjects are inspired by the natural world.
My paintings include a series of small acrylic and mixed media works on paper that will be exhibited in the snug and a selection of large paintings on canvas and cradled board that will hang in the main bar area. This year has been all about trees and you can see the inspiration behind the works that we will both be showing on the Tobacco Factory website here.
Win an original painting
We are offering two small original paintings in a prize draw that will be made after the exhibition is taken down in early April. Entrants will need to sign up to our mailing list and the draw will be offered during the lead up and duration of the exhibition and on our social media channels. Watch out for the announcements on the draw detail at the beginning of the new year on Instagram.
Meantime here are a couple of paintings that will be included in the show. All images copyright Mary Price.
An Intuitive Painters Journey at the Tobacco Factory Snug will reveal a new collection of abstract landscapes and travel memory paintings.
Travel is a metaphor for the way I paint as well as being an inspiration for the imagery I am drawn towards. Each painting is as much a journey in process as the selected memories or imaginary responses that find their way onto my canvases.
I aim to stay in a free place with my art. It is my choice and compulsion to choose an intuitive pathway guided only by curiosity.
This is a liberating route to happiness, not clouded by rules but manifesting in joyful outpourings that celebrate colour and beauty in what is seen, imagined or remembered.
This whole art business thing is one of the biggest learning curves – every tiny step brings a new insight but what has struck a chord with me most of all is how customers like to engage with the artists they buy from. Investing in artwork is a more emotional purchase than say buying a new coat or a washing machine for example and it pretty much equates with the pleasure you get from booking a holiday. Almost.
Artwork lasts. It doesn’t break down, wear out and become unfashionable.
If you have been thinking about buying a print or an original to add to your collection you may be interested to read reviews from some of my recent customers.
I contacted a few customers who had bought paintings and prints over the previous three months and asked for some feedback. I told them that I wanted to post their responses semi anonymously and I was pleasantly reassured at the positivity and willingness of everyone I emailed.
The page is looking great – even if I do say so myself. I feel proud that customers value the care I put into ensuring great quality prints and finished originals. I use Royal Mail tracking so that I can see when the customer receives their print. It is more expensive but I think most people prefer to have the reassurance of tracked delivery. I loved all of the reviews but this one from Alex, a customer who lives in Bristol, just bowled me over.
“Having a painting of Mary’s on my wall at home brings me daily joy. Her work is stunning. I was lucky enough to be invited into her studio after contacting her to say how much I admired her work. It was such a pleasure to go and see where these beautiful paintings are created. A tremendously difficult decision choosing but I fell in love with The Madonna.
“Mary was also kind enough to let me pay for the painting in instalments which we agreed upfront with a contract. The communication was frequent and friendly and Mary even went out of her way to bring the painting to its new home. I will be forever grateful for giving me this opportunity, it helped me afford a piece of unique art that produces so much happiness and inspiration in our home. It is beautiful, thank you Mary.”
My online shop has been updated to make it easier for customers to buy. I have introduced links on the website from each print currently available in the on-line print shop so that each print can be viewed and then followed up with a simple click through to the shopping trolley in my Etsy shop.
New prints will be added shortly as the product range expands. I will also soon be adding cards and small originals to the range.
Customer feedback has been amazing and when I asked a few people if they would be happy to give reviews – everyone I asked came back with comments that have overwhelmed me with their positivity and evident happiness with the prints, originals and my delivery service. These reviews are now posted in the ‘What customers say’ section.
Here are a few snippets from the comment section:
‘Having a painting of Mary’s on my wall at home brings me daily joy. Her work is stunning.’ Alex – Bristol
It took less than 2 weeks from the time I paid for it until it arrived at my door. (Considering it came across the Atlantic, I think that’s exceptional!). Suzannah – Arkansas, USA.
I want people to be confident when they buy that I really do care about delivering quality reproductions and originals and ensure that work is posted securely and within time scales promised using tracked delivery.
Here is my latest print that will be added to the shop later today. ‘Love is in the air’. The original is currently gracing the window of Room 212 Gallery in my home town of Bristol but prints are available for £45.00 plus postage and packing.