Watercolors for sale

January 6th, 2018

Here is a sample of watercolors on paper for sale at the studio. There are many works on paper including monotypes which can be framed to your specifications.

We are transitioning to a new website soon! See you there in about a month.

Yellow sun, 18" x 4" pastel on paper, framed

Yellow sun, 18″ x 4″ pastel on paper, framed

 

Ellis Creek 3, watercolor on paper

Ellis Creek 3, watercolor on paper

 

Ellis Creek 2, watercolor on paper

Ellis Creek 2, watercolor on paper

 

Ellis Creek 1, watercolor on paper

Ellis Creek 1, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 30, watercolor on paper

Unknown 30, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 24, watercolor on paper

Unknown 24, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 23, watercolor on paper

Unknown 23, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 22, watercolor on paper

Unknown 22, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 20, watercolor on paper

Unknown 20, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 20, watercolor on paper

Unknown 20, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 10, watercolor on paper

Unknown 10, watercolor on paper

 

Unknown 2, watercolor on paper

Unknown 2, watercolor on paper

 

South Carolina 2, watercolor on paper 2010

South Carolina 2, watercolor on paper 2010

 

Nocturne, 5.5" x 19" pastel on paper, framed

Nocturne, 5.5″ x 19″ pastel on paper, framed

 

Natahala, watercolor on paper

Natahala, watercolor on paper

 

Maine 10, watercolor on paper

Maine 10, watercolor on paper

 

Maine 7, watercolor on paper

Maine 7, watercolor on paper

 

France, watercolor on paper 2010

France, watercolor on paper 2010

 

France, watercolor on paper 2010

France, watercolor on paper 2010

 

Maine 9, watercolor on paper

Maine 9, watercolor on paper

 

Early, 22" x 45" pastel and watercolor on paper, framed, Mary Edna Fraser

Early, 22″ x 45″ pastel and watercolor on paper, framed, Mary Edna Fraser

 

Mysterious Ocean Floor, 11" x 13.5" watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis

Mysterious Ocean Floor, 11″ x 13.5″ watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis

 

Deformation Zone, watercolor on paper, Barbados, RV Atlatis 2012

Deformation Zone, watercolor on paper, Barbados, RV Atlatis 2012

 

Bajan Mud Volcanoes, watercolor on paper, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

Bajan Mud Volcanoes, watercolor on paper, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

 

Volcanoes, 6.5" x 6.5" watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

Volcanoes, 6.5″ x 6.5″ watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

 

Map Room, 11" x 13.5" watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

Map Room, 11″ x 13.5″ watercolor on paper, framed, Barbados, RV Atlantis 2012

Borseda, Italy

October 18th, 2017


Ellen Kochansky’s Rensing Center Residency in Borseda, Italy is a delightful refuge. On the last week of September, we travelled increasingly winding roads through a hailstorm followed by a rainbow. All of the descriptions and tidbits of kind information made the key turn of a green door open to a place and time that I will forever cherish.

I visited this secluded town in the Ligurian mountains with my husband John Sperry, a pediatrician known as the Dr. Babe. With us were daughters Labanna, 31, from New Orleans, and Reba, 29, from Asheville. We have an upcoming show called “Family Ties” at tThe Southern contemporary gallery during Charleton’s Spoleto festival 2018 starting May 17th through July 8th. With no WiFi in this ancient village, we began our collaborative process.

Both daughters are capable artists, with huge personalities that could not be more different, and incredible cooks. For dinner, Labanna made a stew using squilla mantis, a huge local shrimp, along with wine, shallots, butter, parsley, tomatoes, sea asparagus, and garlic. Reba figured out the gas stove in the well-equipped kitchen. After we ate, a bat darted about, and Labanna the Bat Whisperer used her coos and a lavender-embroidered dishtowel to capture and release it to freedom.

We had our first breakfast on the outdoor patio, then took a introductory photographic walk through the village where grapevines were turning crimson. Labanna and I spent the rest of the quiet day painting while John and Reba read.

On Tuesday we day tripped to Cinque Terre. From southernmost Riomaggiore first, we took a train to Monterossa al Mare. There we dined overlooking the beach, where the girls sunbathed and swam in the salty sea. Next Vernazza, smaller and less touristy, and on to Corniglia, where we climbed over three hundred steps. Manarola was our sunset village with boats returning to the streets. After a full day of people-watching and walking, we drove home to a sauce of pork and beef made the night before using Ellen’s spices.

The next morning we painted watercolors and discussed the Southern, argued and reconciled. We hiked five miles of the stunning Alta Via ridge near Veppo. For dinner, we had yummy beans that took four days to cook, with fish from the Wednesday truck. Reba stacked the futon with every comforter in the house, and she and Labanna slept by the wood stove. John and I cuddled comfortably in a separate room with shutters open.

Thursday morning, we took the long route along the coast to Genoa, where my dear friend John Taylor, godfather to my daughters, lived as a young man. We entered the remnants of 12th century San Andrea cloisters, saw work by Rubens (1589-1606), and enjoyed an antique market full of treasures. For dinner, Labanna stuffed squash blossoms with gorgonzola dolce and my leftover sauce, served with Reba’s salad of shaved brussel sprouts, raw peas, lemon, garlic, and reduced balsamic.

Paulo, Rensing’s caretaker, was setting out to gather mushrooms early Friday morning as we left for La Spezia flea market. Our last day, we went to Veppo and visited a little restaurant owned by Stephano, friend of Ellen’s. He served us a lunch made with love by his mother, along with two bottles of wine. Delicious! After that, everyone napped while I painted.

I am so grateful to Ellen for this escape with my loved ones. If you want an artist, writer or ecologist this residency in authentic Italy then the Rensing Center’s Borseda Program is perfect. The one bedroom, living room, kitchen, bath and large outdoor terrace is in a town of about 26 residents who don’t speak English. We were lucky to have this adventure as a family, on the border of Tuscany in a tiny neighborhood of peace.

Panoramas by Mary Edna Fraser of the exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

March 31st, 2015

I am so excited to be able to exhibit 3 segments of my career’s work with scientists in the elegant City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Over 1000 people went last weekend to see the silks. The show ends on May 3rd and the lecture is Saturday, April 18th at 2pm. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm and located at 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC. Above, Between, Below also has 2 films explaining my process and adventures.

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park