After losing 4 relatives to a house fire in February 1995, a small but angelic voice came to her and asked her to paint a door. Once that door was completed, she sold it to a art collector. Fascinated by her work, more doors were commissioned, and thus began her career as a folk artist. Since that time, Mary has painted compulsively. Upon the surfaces she paints, she also glues buttons, sticks, pebbles or broken pieces of glass, mirror or plates. To her, reassembling the broken pieces represents the process of mending. She sees herself as a missionary and the people who purchase her work as the deliverers.
In this piece "Missionary" Marry L. Proctor painted a women on a canvas. Surrounding the button angel is a quote, it reads "A mother is like a button angel, she's always amending, sending, leading, tending, fending, thank you" Signed and dated "Done by Mary L. Proctor 2020". In the back it reads "This is a special message I done for some one to give to their mother. And all who have one or had known what a Motherwell do, you can personally thank her for her love", and again signed and dated "Mary L. Proctor 2021"
Dimensions: 16"L x 20"W x 1"H
MEMBERS' PRICE: $315.00