"Marie was raised and inspired by an artist, her mother, Evelyn Redmond Redfearn, who was one of the top artists in South Carolina although she never offered her work to the public. Marie was also President of the Women's Art Club in Cincinnati, the longest running art club in America running without interruption. I find her work very romantic and it inspires me to think of those things in life that always endure and most important. Her work is beautiful and we are very proud to represent this outstanding artist." Mary Martin
Autumn Bouquet 28 x 22 Oil on Canvas
"June Morning - Paros, Greece" 12x9 Oil/Canvas
"He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not. He Loves Me!" 12x12 Oil/Canvas
"Carter's Rest" 12x9 Oil/Canvas
"A Good Place to Rest" (Boulder CO 'Carter's Rest') 22x18 Oil on Canvas
Marie Smith 'Peach Season' 24 x 30 Oil on Canvas
"Still Life with Parasol" 24 x 20 Oil on Canvas
In the Mist 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Marie Redfearn Smith is the daughter of a recognized South Carolina artist, Evelyn Redmond Redfearn. Having grown up with the beautiful paintings done by her mother, Marie was always facinated by visual arts. While her mother created beautiful still life paintings in impressionistic and realistic styles, Marie was personally attracted to a more expressionistic style of painterly gestures. Struggling to achieve the precision she thought to which she should aspire, she noticed that she enjoyed the first hours of a painting as she was laying down the first layers of work. As long as her gestures flowed from inside, the paintings would completely satisfy her. But, when she attempted to transform them into a more realistic style, the work started and the fun began fading. One day Marie's aunt, Mary Martin, visited her studio and pulled out pieces that she felt would transform the viewer for her gallery, Marie found that the pieces pulled for the gallery were the ones she painted for herself and her enjoyment. Upon the arrival of these paintings to the gallery, the works immediately attracted attention from both staff and patrons. Mary Martin says, "Her paintings are deeply satisfying and beautiful."
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Mary Martin & Co., Inc. 103 Broad Street
Mary Martin Gallery I is located on 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303
Mary Martin Gallery II is located on 122 Market Street in Charleston, SC 29401 843-640-3324
Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for nine years in a row and in the top 25 in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.