January 3 – March 28, 2012
Westport Public Library
Forty-one floral portraits by Connecticut artist, Mary Ann Neilson, are now on view at the Westport Public Library in Westport, CT. Mary Ann’s work has been featured in publications about art and illustration, including the Splash series of books published by Northlight Books. Her paintings are included in the collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a garden where Mary Ann taught for nine years.
Mary Ann says that plants “convey a sense of place“. She continues to say:
Flowers in a still life highlight the “set-up”. Botanical and floral paintings are in their essence portraits of plants. To me, portraits of plants and people hold in common the dual challenge of creating a likeness and expressing their spirit in being alive.
The Westport Public Library is located at Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Green, Westport CT 06880. View map