Piece description from the artist
One of the most iconic streets in Charlotte and in the South overall is Queens Road West. This mile drive winds under an incredible canopy of live oaks. They stand as much as 80 feet, allowing dappled light to come through to grassy lawns with azalea and hydrangea bushes dotting the shade underneath. The trees are reaching their lifespans, however, and one-by-one, storms are taking them down. I wanted to capture their splendor while they are still majestically standing.
Mary Kamerer is an impressionist artist oil painter in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her works have been the culmination of many years of various creative pursuits, and instruction under many nationally known artists. After graduating with a degree from UNCC and raising a family, she began painting in oils.
An emphasis on light and shadows can be seen in Mary's impressionistic paintings of landscapes as well as still lifes in her studio at Dilworth Artisan Station. Her works have been seen in American Art Collector, Frederickburg Literary Review, Art Guide Artists Directory, Ballantyne Magazine, VoyageATL, SouthPark Magazine and QC Exclusive magazines. Most recently, one of her paintings, "Scars are Golden", was used by Cochrane, a British organization of healthcare workers and scientists distributing the latest in healthcare information.