The bright and vibrant Pomegranate Series portraits depict individuals from all walks of life and diverse ethnic backgrounds. The first painting in the Pomegranate Series, “How Are You, M’ Lord?”
In the Anduze Series, Ms. Karlton explores the lively and fascinating characters encountered during a recent trip to the South of France and Paris. In this collection, Ms. Karlton brings together mixed media and bold contemporary design inspired by street art and the Cubist style of Picasso to capture the rich personality of each figure.
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About Mary Karlton
Mary Karlton studied painting and printmaking in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Her style is eclectic with highly textured works that combine elements of collage, photography, and abstraction. She is captivated by the versatility and expressive potential of acrylic media. Her heroes in the art world are multifaceted and innovative - DaVinci, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Klimt, Kandinsky, Schiele, DeKoonig, and Richter. Her award-winning work has been included in a wide array of exhibitions in Northern and Southern California, including various books, galleries, and wine labels.
Ms. Karlton lives in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, CA with her husband, musician and photographer Peter Sterbach. To learn more about Mary Karlton or to view her online gallery, please visit www.marykarlton.com