NORWALK, Conn. – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty's Rowayton brokerage will host an artist reception as part of the Sundays at Sotheby’s series, a monthly program in which the office welcomes new local art to display in its office.
Darien native Mary Morant will introduce her work from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Morant is a designer and painter with more than 25 years of experience in visual arts.
Upon receiving her BFA from the University of Georgia, she began her career designing restaurant logos in Aspen, Colo., later moving on to New York City, where she served as an art director on the IBM account. Morant simultaneously pursued her passion for painting, attending night classes at the Art Student’s League in the city.
Many of Morant’s influences come from her time in Europe, where Morant spent six years studying painting at the Louvre in Paris, as well as in The Hague in Holland under the guidance of Dutch portrait painter Marike Bok.
Morant returned to the United States in 2001, and continues to paint locally in her Darien studio. Her work, which is inspired by living near the water and all of the various places that she has lived, can be found throughout Fairfield County in several galleries, offices and homes, as well as in private collections in Georgia, Montana, New York, France, Switzerland and Holland.
Wine, hot chocolate and hors d'oeuvres will be served Sunday in a casual setting with opportunities to talk with Morant and discuss her work. All events of the evening are open to the public and have been coordinated on the same night as the town’s annual Light Up Rowayton.
For more information on Morant, visit her website.
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