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

“STRADA AT HOBCAW” STRADA Easel Video Challenge

July 31st, 2017


Mary Edna climbed the fire tower at Hobcaw Barony to paint plein air for the Strada Easel Video Challenge. She has a ball with her Strada easel on location and back in the studio. Watch for the hilarious ending! This video was compiled from Facebook live videos. Please watch and share so we can go viral!

The Boundary at Moreland Village large-scale commission

April 21st, 2017

Longtime friend Joni Vanderslice at J. Banks Design commissioned a large-scale print installation for The Boundary at Moreland Village in Bluffton, SC. Rick Rhodes photographed the original “Hobcaw Barony” (batik on silk) at their Discovery Center in Georgetown, SC. Mary Edna’s assistant Celie Dailey digitally stitched the images of the multi-panel batik art. It was printed on an 18’2″ x 3’8″ canvas, at such high resolution that it looks like the original herringbone silk.

Many thanks to Joni and Laura Page at J. Banks, Rick Rhodes Photography and Celie for all their support!

Batik workshop at the University of North Texas

October 25th, 2016

The Fibers Department of the University of North Texas sponsored a 2-day batik workshop for graduate students facilitated by their professor Amie Adelman. The students were amazing. I hope to return to Denton to teach monotyping and have an exhibition.

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

UNT workshop with Mary Edna Fraser

Hobcaw Barony’s firetower view has come to an end

October 24th, 2016

Hobcaw Barony’s firetower blew down in our recent storm, Hurricane Matthew. It marks the end of an era in my painting. One of my favorite things to do is paint plein air from an elevation point. Here are the first two oils done at Hobcaw Barony from this location. “From the Firetower I” was just acquired by Beth Thomas.

From the Firetower II, oil on panel, framed, 8” x 24”

From the Firetower II, oil on panel, framed, 8” x 24”

From the Firetower I, oil on panel, framed, 12” x 12” SOLD

From the Firetower I, oil on panel, framed, 12” x 12” SOLD

CATEGORIES: Art Work, News, Oil Paintings, Process |

Hobcaw Barony oil paintings

August 17th, 2016

I climbed the firetower in the heat of summer at Hobcaw to make small paintings en plein air for several days. Inspired, I returned to the studio with digital panoramic photographs and produced two large 20″ x 60″ oils on canvas. Email or give a call to come by the studio to see the new work.

Hobcaw Nocturne, oil on canvas, 20" x 60"

Hobcaw Nocturne, oil on canvas, 20″ x 60″

High Tide, oil on canvas, 20" x 60"

High Tide, oil on canvas, 20″ x 60″

Mary Edna Fraser painting in the studio

Mary Edna Fraser painting in the studio

CATEGORIES: Art Work, News, Oil Paintings, Process |

NEW Ashley River 5′ x 3′ silk rug, made in Nepal with Atelier Lapchi

August 12th, 2016

Ashley River, our first rug, has just arrived! Two more rugs translated from batik on silk designs are currently in the works. Please inquire about price or make an appointment to come by the studio. Special orders for custom sizes and unique designs are available. Thanks to Nathan Tucker with his Lapchi Chicago team and the skilled weavers in Nepal for their expertise in producing these high quality rugs.

Ashley River, silk rug, Mary Edna Fraser, Atelier Lapchi Chicago

Each design is a limited edition of 100, numbered and signed by the artist, Mary Edna Fraser. Atelier Lapchi uses true Chinese silk, a renewable resource, dyed in small batches with Procion MX dyes, the same chemistry that Fraser uses for her original batiks on silk. Cotton sourced in Kathmandu, where the rugs are made, provides the warp and weft fibers onto which the silk is hand knotted. No latex or any coating is applied to the back, making a more environmentally friendly rug that will not yellow or harden, becoming an antique over time. Each loop knot is wrapped tightly around its warp and weft, making a beautiful enduring backing, finished with panels of cotton hand-sewn for a protective edge.

Each rug is certified by Goodweave.org to ensure that no child labor is used in the making of the product. Educational programs funded by Goodweave.org help children through “rehabilitation, day-care, literacy, formal schooling and vocational training” and they cite 3,700 children freed from the textile industry through their efforts.

Ashley River, 3' x 5', silk rug,  Mary Edna Fraser, Atelier Lapchi, 2016

Ashley River, silk rug, Mary Edna Fraser, Atelier Lapchi Chicago, Goodweave.org

Ashley River, 3' x 5', silk rug, Mary Edna Fraser, Atelier Lapchi, made in Nepal, 2016

Ashley River, 5′ x 3′ silk rug, Mary Edna Fraser, Atelier Lapchi, made in Nepal, 2016

New oils from Sperry Chalet

November 2nd, 2015

Small plein air oil paintings on panel can be seen here, at the gallery on my website. These oils will be featured at Jericho Arts opening November 12, 2015 and are available as 6″ giclée prints.

On the way to Gunsight Pass

On the way to Gunsight Pass

Sperry Glacier panorama

Sperry Glacier panorama

Plein air painting

Plein air painting

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet staff

Sperry Chalet staff

Mules bring in supplies

Mules bring in supplies

Loving the moment

Loving the moment

After a strenuous hike through lush cedar and hemlock forests, I’m welcomed by the camaraderie of the staff at the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. Two of the more ambitious hikes in the backcountry are to the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass and the Sperry Glacier Trail. The Great Northern Railway opened the chalet in 1914. No roads, electricity, or telephone made this the perfect place for an artist to work. You can only get in by horse or foot on an arduous trail. It was an honor to have been the artist-in-residence for two extraordinary weeks in August 2015. I’m in process of creating a book of photographs and oil paintings to document this wilderness experience. E-mail me if you’re interested in more information.

Batik workshop at the Columbia Museum of Art

October 20th, 2015

I had such a good time with this group of talented women at the Columbia Museum of Art on October 17th & 18th. My asthma is making it difficult for me to continue giving workshops in batik so this may be my last. My heart goes out to all in South Carolina affected by the flood.

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CATEGORIES: Educational, Lecture, Process, Workshop |

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