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Doris Mady grew up in New York City (Forest Hills), but to paraphrase the Academy Award-winning Grace Kelly movie, she is a “Country Girl.” After a successful career as an advertising agency creative director and graphic designer (American Express, Heinz, Reebok and Snapple were among her clients), oil paintings of eclectic outdoor scenes turned from hobby to vocation. This month the Tarrytown resident’s work is on display in the Library’s second-floor gallery through October 31.
In her “artist statement,” Mady writes that she is “awestruck by the unfolding majesty of Nature with all the infinite variations. I enjoy coastlines and beaches, and at times I feel a kinship with the water and a sense of peace.” Particularly when working in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she has a close friend.
But she also enjoys the mountains, with hiking, river-rafting and skiing. Utah and Vermont are among her favorite venues, and her Spring Thaw just won Honorable Mention at the Rowayton (Conn.) Arts Center’s Juried Fall Show. (She also was a first-prize winner at the October 2016 Women’s Club of White Plains competition for Doug’s Tree, which is on display at the Library.)
Spring Thaw, which is on display in Rowayton, was Mady’s first work with a larger, three-foot-by-three-foot frame. “There is a physicality of it that I particularly enjoy,” she says.
Mady also prefers oil over water-color because “oil is more forgiving, more tactile, and gives a better sense of harmony.”
For further information about Mady and her portfolio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you wish to show in the gallery please contact Assistant Library Director Kathy Degyansky by phone 914-422-1488 or email: email@example.com