Barbara Westwood designer, Munsteiner Carved Ametrine
Angela Trotta Thomas
Michelangelo said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
David Michael Beck
" I believe that a soul of a society is shown through art. Charleston is a premier city for art for the soul." Mary Martin
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin
"What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race." Amedeo Modigliani
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo
"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle
"The collector acquires artwork that speaks to them for any of a number of reasons. I have enjoyed serving couples who must negotiate the delicate balance of which piece to acquire. Given that it is one of the few things people will purchase that will stay with them for life I have found that it is wonderful when two individuals can agree and it is wonderful when each respects the other enough to celebrate the choice of the other person." Mary Martin
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art." Leonardo da Vinci
Peter Justl - Horse Series
"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."Frank Lloyd Wright
"I believe that art has a moral responsibility, that it must pursue something higher than itself. Art must be a part of life. It must exist in the domain of the common man. It must be an enriching, ennobling and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization. It should be a majestic presence in everyday life just as it was in the past." - Frederick Hart
"... the artist and myself have bridged the gap between us. Without words, communication has echoed through time. The artist has conveyed meaning and depth through my appreciation of the work of art creating a new experience in my life." Joseph Miller
"An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men."
Vincent Van Gogh
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" Pablo Picasso
"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself."
Leonard da Vinci
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way. Things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe
"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly." Vincent Van Gogh
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." Vincent van Gogh
"If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." Michelangelo
“In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Daniel Del Orfano
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." Leonardo daVinci
“There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.”Friedrich Nietzsche
"Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really."Balthus
"A Time of Reflection" 32 x 40 Encaustic on Wood Panel
Art is "A human activity having for its purpose the transmission of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen." Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist, 1828-1910
Oksana Gruzka Harmouche
"The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and ironically, the more real." Lucian Freud
Antonia Tyz Peeples
" Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul." Edvard Munch
"A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing." William Dobell
"When awork lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman." Jean de La Bruyere, French writer, 1645-1696
Ron Di Scenza
... because of the complexity of art, or rather of the human souls who take art for a language, all classification runs the risk of being futile." Rodin
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true. Gustav Klimt
"Our artists are chosen with great care for their originality, skill and that indefinable ability
to touch the hearts, minds and souls of those who view." Mary Martin
Because we fully believe that each person or couple should choose the right art for them, we provide an interest-free payment plan for the occasion when a certain piece may just be out of reach. Mary Martin Gallery is able to arrange an interest free payment plan for you to fit your needs. This is only available on the full purchase price of an item and the terms can range from three months to two years. In the years that we have been offering this many of our clients have been able to develop their collections in ways that they had not previously thought possible. Consult with us privately for the piece you love to construct the perfect arrangement for you.
We have no way of accurately estimating what- if any- duties or taxes will be due on your shipment. Each country handles things differently, and there is no one reference we have found that consolidates this information. Therefore, we suggest you contact the Commerce or Tax Authorities in your country to find out what duties or taxes may be applicable to the importation of Art into your country. Such duties or taxes will be collected from you at the time of delivery. As part of our export documentation, we file forms which state the full retail value of the art, and a copy of this declaration accompanies the shipment. In some countries there are no duties or taxes on original art.
Mary Martin GALLERY
103 Broad Street,Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303 Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
Selected as best gallery in South Carolina 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Selected as one of the top twenty-five galleries in America 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.