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Miniature Masterworks: Mary Grady O’Brien

Miniature Masterworks: Mary Grady O’Brien

Mary Grady O’Brien crafts historically accurate furniture, folk art antiques, and Early American decorative paintings in miniature. After extensive research, she pays close attention to detail in order to be true to the spirit of the object’s original creator.

O’Brien is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Kerri Pajutee

Miniature Masterworks: Kerri Pajutee

Kerri Pajutee is motivated by the desire to replicate the beauty and energy of animals in 1:12 scale. She developed a technique to combine polymer clay with layers of natural fibers: wool, alpaca, cashmere, and silk. This combination allows Pajutee to infuse her art with character and expression.

Pajutee is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: David Iriarte Martinez

Miniature Masterworks: David Iriarte Martinez

David Iriarte Martinez makes 1:12 scale houses and room settings that are fully researched to be consistent in style and period. His limited edition and unique miniatures are authentic reproductions that display various techniques, including inlaid wood, bone details, decorative painting, and ormolu.

Iriarte is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Susan Parris

Miniature Masterworks: Susan Parris

Susan Parris’s miniatures reflect her passion for research, art, and history. She works in diverse media, uses 19th-century textiles and natural materials whenever possible, and is continually developing new techniques for her pieces. This dedication to authenticity results in multiple layers of historic realism in miniature.

Parris is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

 

 

Miniature Masterworks: Phyllis Hawkes

Miniature Masterworks: Phyllis Hawkes

Phyllis Hawkes reproduces the museum-quality work of Old Masters and American primitive painters. Her favorite subjects are people (especially female children and children with their pets), clipper ships, florals, and fruit. Hawkes uses traditional oil painting techniques, including glazing and layering on 1/32” gessoed birch plywood.

Hawkes is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.