Here in 2019, some 14 years since her death, we are still contacted by owners of Mary’s work, seeking to confirm the work is hers, and in all cases but one, it has been. This week an art dealer seeking provenance and validation contacted us to ask if this lovely painting was hers. Evidently the signature had been cut off by a framer but the previous owner had added a handwritten note on the back crediting the painting to Mary “in the 1980s.” Yes, there is no doubt in my mind that it is Mary’s work, and we happily confirmed it.
We feel so fortunate, even blessed, to live with Mary’s work in our home. She was truly a gifted artist with a huge spirit, and it is wonderful that new owners still enjoy her work and take the time to let us know.