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Paintings by Mary

"My life has followed an interesting and varied path from my birth in colonial South Africa to war torn Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), to finding myself currently in the United States.  While reviewing my life, I realized that creativity and the arts have been a major part of it at each and every stage.

My creativity blossomed when I opened a custom ladies dress boutique. I only stocked my own custom-made couture clothes and wedding dresses. The next stage of my creative endeavors was when I added the lucrative tourist trade to my stock-in-trade by selling a line of ethnic African designs screen-printed onto items such as table linens, towels, dresses and skirts.

The revolution in Rhodesia was a bitter sweet milestone in my creative life as, once being forced to emigrate to nearby South Africa; I concentrated on remodeling estate jewelry and engagement rings. I also mastered the art of painting dinner services and decorative plates,  on ceramic stoneware and currently use a set of crockery/dinnerware that I hand painted myself.

 After settling in America, I turned my attention to landscape painting on canvas. In addition to creating many paintings from the heart, I have executed numerous commissions that proudly hang in many different American states and overseas.

My paintings are greatly influenced by the ethnicity, beauty and grandeur of my African birthplace, generally working in rich, earthy tones.

I am currently devoted to relating a more realistic and detailed body of work, always with the aim of bringing joy to the viewer."

Mary De Monte

Awards:

  • Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL - Second Place - View
  • Nathan Rosen Gallery, Boca Raton, FL - HonorableMention - View
  • Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens, FL - HonorableMention - View

Exhibited at:

2014

  • West Boca Diagnostics Center, Boca Raton, FL
  • David Posnack JCC, Davie, FL

2013

  • Boca Raton Community Center, Boca Raton, FL
  • Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL
  • Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL
  • Boca Raton Museum Art School, Boca Raton, FL
  • Crest Theater Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2012

  • Florida Atlantic University Arts Festival, Boca Raton, FL
  • David Posnack JCC, Davie, FL
  • Jerry's Artarama, Boca Raton, FL
  • Florida Women in Art Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL (By invitation - with three other local artists)
  • Whole Foods Art Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Highland Beach Library, Highland Beach, FL
  • Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL - SOLO ART EXHIBITION

2011

  • 110 East Atlantic Avenue Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Crest Theater, Delray Beach, FL
  • Nathan Rosen Gallery, Boca Raton, FL - HONORABLEMENTION - View
  • David Posnack JCC, Davie, FL
  • Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL
  • D.I.G.s Restaurant Art Show, Delray Beach, FL
  • Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens, FL - HONORABLEMENTION - View
  • Whole Foods Art Gallery
  • Florida Atlantic University Arts Festival
  • Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL

2010

  • Nathan Rosen Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL
  • Sugar Sands Park Museum, Boca Raton, FL
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Whole Foods Art Show, Boca Raton, FL
  • American Orchid Society, Delray Beach, FL

All paintings use acrylic paint on stretched canvases.
We also have giclées (replicas printed on canvas) available for select paintings - email us for selection and prices!

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Name
Size
(w x h)
Price
Availability
"Three Women" 16" x 16"
$595
"Under the Baobabs!" 28" x 18"
$695
"Winter Scene" 24" x 18"
$650
"Enchanted Garden" 40" x 24"
$995
"Desolate Desert Dunes" 30" x 15"
$495
"The Blue Door" 16" x 20"
$750
"Gone Fishing" 36" x 24"
$1,195
SOLD
"Sunrise Elephant" 36" x 18"
$895
"Reflections" 24" x 18"
$795
SOLD
"Looking Forward" 20" x 24"
$695
"Lesotho Hills" 30" x 24"
$950
"Sunkissed Cacti, Table Mountain" 30" x 24"
$895
"Lounging Leopards" 24" x 18"
$750
SOLD
"Abandoned Boat" 30" x 24"
$695
"Llandudno" 30" x 24"
$895
SOLD
"Thunderous Skies" 24" x 18"
$475
"Golden Hue" 36" x 24"
$795
"Trekking Home" 30" x 24"
$795
"Gayle's Giraffe" 24" x 18"
SOLD
"Taos Adobe" 36" x 24"
$950
"Blazing Sunset" 24" x 20"
$495
"New England Home" 24" x 20"
SOLD
"Homeward Bound" 30" x 24"
$875
"Michael's Oak" 24" x 36"
SOLD
"Spring Poppies" 20" x 16"
$295
"Alaska in Bloom" 40" x 30"
$1,095
"Golden Hills" 36" x 24"
$895
"Barren Winter" 36" x 24"
$795
"Dawn" 36" x 24"
$795
"B'neath Tall Leaves" 28" x 22"
$695
"Winter Solitude" 30" x 15"
$495
SOLD
"Autumn Leaves"
Cape Town, South Africa
36" x 24"
$950
"The Fuchsias of Table Mountain"
Cape Town, South Africa
36" x 24"
$975
"Fantasy Veld" 36" x 24"
$895
"Golden Harvest" 36" x 24"
$750
"Flaming Sunset"
20" x 16"
$450
"Transkei Rondavels"
20" x 16"
$595
SOLD
"Golden Veld"
Honorable Mention
30" x 15"
$950
SOLD
"Flaming Tree"
16" x 12"
$295
"Africana"
16" x 12"
$350
"Intertwining Fields"
14" x 10"
$400
"Purple Mountains"
16" x 20"
$395
"Lonely Poppy"
24" x 18"
$595
"Rainbow Promise"
20" x 16"
$600
"To the Future"
20" x 16"
$750
SOLD
"Dove of Peace"
24" x 18"
$695
"Through the Wave" "Through the Wave"
20" x 16"
$595
"Afrique" "Afrique"
12" x 16"
$295
"Sunrise over the Dead Sea" "Sunrise over the Dead Sea"
20" x 16"
$500
"Ndebele Hut" "Ndebele Hut"
Transvaal, South Africa
30" x 15"
$750
SOLD
"Lonesome" "Lonesome Tree"
24" x 20"
$650
SOLD
"Asian Sunset" "Asian Sunset"
24" x 18"
$695
"Rainbow Fields" "Rainbow Fields"
Franschoek,South Africa
24" x 18"
$595
"Bath Houses" "Bath Houses"
St. James, South Africa
40" x 30"
$1,500
SOLD
Pa's Plaas "Pa’s Plaas"
South Africa
24" x 18"
SOLD
"Cape Dutch Vineyard" "Cape Dutch Vineyard"
South Africa
40" x 30"
SOLD
"Table View" "Table View"
Table Mountain from Blouberg Strand
Cape Town, South Africa
20" x 16"
SOLD
"Bo-Kaap" "Bo-Kaap"
Cape Town, South Africa
30" x 24"
SOLD
"Adam's Dream" "Adam's Dream"
Gemballa Mirage GT
20" x 16"
SOLD
"Shirley" "Shirley"
16" x 20"
SOLD
"Home" "Home"
Stellenbosch, South Africa
24" x 18"
SOLD
"Autumn at the Lake" "Autumn at the Lake"
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA
24" x 18"
SOLD
"Moonlight Date" "Moonlight Date"
18" x 24"
SOLD
"Water Carriers" "Water Carriers"
24" x 18"
SOLD
"Welcome my friend"
16" x 20"
$350
"Mother and Child"
20" x 16"
$559
"Waterfront"
Cape Town, South Africa
24" x 20"
SOLD
"Anks Home"
St. James, South Africa
SOLD
"Monmouth Court" "Monmouth Court"
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
18" x 14"
SOLD
"Lighthouse Beach" "Lighthouse Beach"
Annisquam, Massachusetts, USA
20" x 16"
SOLD
"Shimshon's Baobab Tree" "Shimshon's Baobab Tree"
Zimbabwe
36" x 24"
SOLD