Mary Bourke

Pasture

  Pasture
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 18 x 18

Old Story

  Old Story
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 16 x 16

Carrots

  Carrots
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 18 x 18

This Place

  This Place
Acrylic on Birch, 18 x 18

Spring

  Spring
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 14 x 14

Island

  Island
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 16 x 16

Tame

  Tame
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 22 x 22

Patterns

  Patterns
Acrylic on Birch, 18 x 18

Float

  Float
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 20 x 20

Lily Pad

  Lily Pad
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 16 x 16

Very Last Swim

  Very Last Swim
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 20 x 20

Sidewalk

  Sidewalk
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 12 x 12

On the Porch

  On the Porch
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 16 x 16

Old Story

Old Story
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 16 x 16, $1100

Longer View

  Longer View
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 12 x 12

Edge of the Forest

  Edge of the Forest
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 14 x 14

Carrots

Carrots
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 18 x 18, $1400

Bird Watching

  Bird Watching
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 18 x 18

Pond Edge

  Pond Edge
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 10 x 10 unframed

Back in the Lake

  Back in the Lake
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16 x 16 unframed

After My Brother

  After My Brother
Acrylic on Birch Panel, 14 x 14 unframed

Wool Sweater

  Wool Sweater
Oil on Panel, 14 x 14 unframed

Two Sisters in a Colorful Neighborhood

  Two Sisters in a Colorful Neighborhood
Acrylic on Wood, 14 x 14 unframed

The Dress Shop

  The Dress Shop
Acrylic on Board, 12 x 12

Older Sister

  Older Sister
Oil on Panel, 14 x 14

Leaving One Season

  Leaving One Season
Acrylic on Wood, 14 x 14

In One Day

  In One Day
Acrylic on Board, 18 x 18

A Little Snow

  A Little Snow
Acrylic on Wood, 14 x 14

Thinking About It

  Thinking About It
Acrylic on Wood, 12 x 12

The Market

  The Market
Oil on Wood, 12 x 12

Soft Hills

  Soft Hills
Oil on Panel, 12 x 12

Painting

  Painting
Oil on Wood, 12 x 12

Not So Lost

  Not So Lost
Acrylic on Wood, 16 x 16

First Snow

  First Snow
Oil On Panel, 12 x 12

Favorite Things

  Favorite Things
Oil on Panel, 12 x 12

Edge Of Summer

  Edge Of Summer
Oil In Wood, 12 x 12

Close

  Close
Acrylic On Wood, 12 x 12

Brother, Sister

  Brother, Sister
Oil On Panel, 12 x 12

Pasture thumbnail
Old Story thumbnail
Carrots thumbnail
This Place thumbnail
Spring thumbnail
Island thumbnail
Tame thumbnail
Patterns thumbnail
Float thumbnail
Lily Pad thumbnail
Very Last Swim thumbnail
Sidewalk thumbnail
On the Porch thumbnail
Old Story thumbnail
Longer View thumbnail
Edge of the Forest thumbnail
Carrots thumbnail
Bird Watching thumbnail
Pond Edge thumbnail
Back in the Lake thumbnail
After My Brother thumbnail
Wool Sweater  thumbnail
Two Sisters in a Colorful Neighborhood thumbnail
The Dress Shop thumbnail
Older Sister thumbnail
Leaving One Season thumbnail
In One Day thumbnail
A Little Snow thumbnail
Thinking About It thumbnail
The Market thumbnail
Soft Hills thumbnail
Painting thumbnail
Not So Lost thumbnail
First Snow thumbnail
Favorite Things thumbnail
Edge Of Summer thumbnail
Close thumbnail
Brother, Sister thumbnail

Artist Statement

Mary Bourke’s paintings, which focus on her childhood memories, are truly a delight to behold. In a recent article, when asked about the current subjects of her paintings Mary said the following: I ran across some old photographs that showed my parents, grandparents and all of us, there are nine siblings. I combined images, photographs and memories; I also developed a new style and technique, learning about layering colors and glazes. The paintings themselves have more depth although my bright colors haven’t changed.”

While it’s apparent that Ms. Bourke feels comfortable with experimentation and feels less restricted with her current work, she still treasures one thing that will never change: her affinity for nostalgia. We can see that when she talks about her pieces inspired by childhood memories, especially concerning her growing up on Long Island.