I admire Sauer's concept of painting modern women in modern settings. The background is as interesting as the subject. I like the use of white in this particular oil painting. My preference is the large scale oil paintings to her small portraits.
As she builds her large scale impressionistic paintings in oil on canvas, Mary Sauer’s subjects are posed with an elegant grace within highly structured settings. They are softly illuminated with a nod to the idealized imagery of the 1950s and commissioned portraiture.
Born in Hanson, KY and now living in Manhattan, NY, Sauer’s upbringing in a conservative Christian home centers her art with a sense of traditional family values, as she gives honor to the role of mothers in society while exploring the unexpected challenges placed on women through the feminist movement.
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