Art Exhibition and Artist’s Talk by Mary Ahern at the

Mary Ahern Art Exhibition at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Floral Contemplations:
The Duality of Vision

New Work by Mary Ahern

Artist Talk Saturday June 9, 2018 1pm. Open to the Public

May 17 – June 17, 2018

Galleries Open to the Public Thursdays – Sundays 11 am until 4 pm

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Historic Manor House 

440 Montauk Highway

Great River NY 11739

For directions please visit the Bayard Cutting Arboretum website

Oil paintings by Mary Ahern the Artist

Three watercolor paintings and one 36×36″ oil painting on canvas by Mary Ahern

Mary Ahern brings her award-winning style of floral and garden inspired art to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum from May 17 through June 17, 2018. Three galleries of her floral portraits will be on display at the historic Manor House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River NY. The galleries are open on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am until 4 pm.

Mary Ahern, known for her brilliant floral and garden paintings will be showing her latest large-scale flower portraits. As a passionate gardener who is inspired by the gardens she designed and tends surrounding her own studio, these flowers represent to her a microcosm of the universe. The large scale of these individual portraits asks questions beyond the canvas.

What is the purpose for such magnificence in nature? What is the reason for such color, such form, such diversity? What is their relationship to the communities in which they belong, their relationships with other plants and species that sustain them, invade them and nourish them. What of their lifecycle of birth, growth, senescence and rebirth? As humans, what can we learn from their seemingly simple existence?

Initially we see with our eyes. We name it, identify it and classify it. But we also have a duality of vision which allows us to contemplate with an inner vision. This art invites both the external and internal views.

Mary Ahern Art Exhibition at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Eight oil paintings on canvas are on view in the Manor House Gallery at Bayard Cutting Arboretum


Mary Ahern Art Exhibition at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Mixed Media paintings in one of the rooms at the Manor House galleries at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum