. the art & poetry of .
MARy CLARE De PENTHENY
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info & associated poetry.
“Sensuous and surreal,
with numerous startling and vivid images”
- Don Thomas, Author of 'White Hotel'.
YELLOW STREET SERIES
A small series of mysterious works painted in oils on canvas,
depicting street life and more specifically
couples that inhabit them.
Bottom is a poem that goes
with Yellow Street 1 below.
YELLOW STREET / 1
What happens down Yellow Street?
Butchers selling mouldy meat,
mad dogs panting in the yellow heat,
luscious ladies lingering.
Large breasted ones singing,
men dancing out of sight,
things happening on various days.
I don’t know, I’m not part of their play
what goes on beyond the pathway.
Opening after opening
doors sway, pink, yellow, white days
delicate edge of my raw paint,
tattered and fragile.
Coffee shops stained with whores,
curiosity peers and steers
what happens year after year.
No more fights
with beer and brawl
they still seem to fall
and get up shaking hard
as they sing along with the local bard
“for he’s a jolly good fellow”.
" The more I look at and read
the more I am astounded "
- Juliet Johns
A small selection of quirky and eccentric characters
that populate many of my paintings.
These samples - on small canvases - have a sketchy quality about them.