BEHIND THE LENS

My photography focuses on landscape and architecture. Works in progress include different series—Venice, Virgin Gorda, Maine—as well as historic homes and architectural details and macabre series like "Strewn About.” Trained in painting and illustration, I am attracted to textures, details, and whimsical composition. My photographic books include The Rockefeller Family Home, Kykuit and Mr. Rockefellerʼs Roads.

 

Through the many years of painting I have become more and more fascinated with nature and man’s interactions whether it be in a still life or a landscape depicting manmade structures. Some of my influences include Henri Rousseau, Edward Gorey, Saul Steinberg and Grant Wood.

 

When doing illustrations and painting I work in acrylics, or pen & ink and pencil. I have worked in acrylic for more than twenty years. My style tends to be detailed surreal images. I have been working on several series of paintings, including checkered cabs in the jungle; surreal still-lifes; sea life; and abstracts.

 

MARY LOUISE PIERSON

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