Mary Alice Treworgy
Coast Guard Bell on Monhegan. 12 x 12 inches, Limited Edition Giclee Print. Framed $550. Unframed $225.
Mary Alice Treworgy’s paintings are readily recognizable for their strong element of design and simplification of forms that has the effect of rendering her subjects iconic and elemental. She uses geometry and subtle values to pare the nonessential from the picture: “Sometimes a wry sense of humor is present, sometimes privacy, sometimes serenity, but always emotion and deep feeling. As time goes by, I find that, in my paintings, even less is described of the landscapes and buildings and more is shown of the innate structure and essence of the subject.”
A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and former commercial artist, Treworgy has been represented by various galleries and included in many museum, college and gallery auctions and biennials. In 1999 she was included in a show at Bates College, titled Carried Away, and in 2004 was included in Carl Little’s book, The Art of Monhegan Island. In 2009 she won Best in Show at the Brunswick Downtown Association Arts Festival.