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Mary McLorn Valle

Artist member since 2018
Toronto , Ontario

Mary McLorn Valle’s graphic and vibrant oil paintings explore the themes of contained energy that is unfolding and renewal. As symbols of life and nature, tightly cropped blossoms, buds, blooms and branches are endlessly provocative and inspiring for her. Mostly painted from life in her studio these “still” subjects are active focal points and the subjects of her contemplation. The act of painting is a spontaneous and free-flowing meditation, the paintings themselves are charged with energy, intense colour and vitality. Colour possibilities are further explored in gridded colour mixology paintings. Mary grew up in rural in Ontario with parents that were both visual artists and currently resides in Toronto. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Regina. Her work is in many private collections across Canada.


Work

Dark Purple Peony
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 36" x 48"
  • TRY: $100 BUY: $2000
Cool Study
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 12" x 12" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $225
Undercover
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 30" x 36"
  • TRY: $60 BUY: $1200
Soul Love
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 40" x 48"
  • TRY: $150 BUY: $3000
Blossoms, Luminous
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 24" x 24"
  • TRY: $42.5 BUY: $850
Blossoms, Promise
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 30" x 60"
  • TRY: $100 BUY: $2000
Where Do We Come From?
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 48" x 40" x 2"
  • BUY: $3000
Unavailable
Goldfish
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 48" x 40" x 2"
  • BUY: $3000
Unavailable
Party Time
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 12" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Blossoms, Time of Our Lives
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 46" x 46"
  • TRY: $150 BUY: $3000
Unavailable
Gold on Blush Study
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $350
Unavailable
Blush on Gold Study
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $350
Unavailable
Peony Study on Blue No. 2
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Peony Study on Blue No. 1
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Blue Line Peony
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Emerald Line Peony
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Blossoms, Transformation
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 24" x 24"
  • TRY: $42.5 BUY: $850
Unavailable
Irises, Going Deeper
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 36" x 36"
  • TRY: $100 BUY: $2000
Unavailable
Roseate Pattern Study
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 48" x 48"
  • BUY: $2500
Unavailable
Peony, Wallflower
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 48" x 72" x 1"
  • TRY: $200 BUY: $4000
Unavailable
Irises, Awaken
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 36" x 36"
  • TRY: $100 BUY: $2000
Unavailable
Overtaken
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 40" x 65"
  • TRY: $175 BUY: $3500
Unavailable
Pink Magnolia Study No. 3
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable
Pink Magnolia Study No. 1
Mary McLorn Valle
Toronto
  • 16" x 16"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $400
Unavailable

Inside the Studio


Q+A

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

running my design business and walking my dog.

When did you start making art, and why?

Both my parents were artists, they met at OCAD...we moved to an historic house built in 1837 in rural Ontario when I was young. They built a big studio in the barn and showed their paintings from our home. They inspired me to observe what was around me and be creative.

Favourite medium

oil

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

My backyard

Describe your home in 3 words

white, eclectic, comfortable, vintage

Best season of the year in Toronto

Spring!

Upcoming Exhibitions
The Artist Project

Toronto, ON
Feb 21-24, 2019

Yorkminster Park Gallery

Toronto, ON
May 24-Jun 21, 2019

Select Past Exhibitions

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
COLOUR CRUSH

Education
1994

University of Regina
MFA

1989

Queens University
Bachelor of Education

1988

University of Western ON
BFA

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