When I worked at the Art Sales & Rental Gallery in Halifax I was lucky enough to interact with over 200 artists (god, I loved that job). Just like when someone asks me if I love one of my dogs more than the other, it was hard to pick a favourite artist. But one who continually took my breath away was Mary Reardon.
According to Reardon, each painting is an image of what the brain might look like when we remember or forget something. A visual representation of an abstract process.
It's lovely to think about, and even lovelier to look at. The sort of images that you can appreciate without an art history degree, but that become so much richer as you dive into them and digest them slowly, over many viewings.
My favourite art is always beautiful at and below the surface, and Reardon's is no exception.
You can purchase Mary's work at: her own studio gallery, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sales & Rental Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Art Sales & Rental Gallery, Lyghtesome Gallery, and Secord Gallery. Reproductions are available to purchase through her web site.
All images reproduced with Mary Reardon's consent. Thank you, Mary!