Mabry guests at McGrory & Wolf

Sep 02, 2018
Mary Mabry’s “Pink Peonies with Blue and White” will be on exhibit at McGrory & Wolf Gallery starting Sept. 3.

Waldoboro — The downtown McGrory & Wolf Gallery is displaying work by guest artist Mary Mabry this month.

“I love Mary’s work,” said gallery owner Polly McGrory. “Her style has a touch of Impressionism, and her wonderful eye for color. The painting will be here just in time for Saturday’s art walk.”

The season’s penultimate ArtWalk Waldoboro will welcome the public to the town’s galleries and arts venues from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Last summer, shortly after McGrory moved to Waldoboro, she spotted Mabry walking her dog. They stopped to chat and Mabry mentioned she is an artist, showing mostly in Boston galleries but opening her Waldoboro studio to the public for the town’s art walks.

McGrory said they have “totally different painting styles,” but much in common in feelings and appreciation of art. Mabry loves painting flowers, and her house is surrounded by rows of gardens that remind McGrory of Monet at Giverny.

“But the best part of Mary’s gardens is that she gives me her extra veggies. Last week I went home with two shopping bags full of kale, basil and Swiss chard,” McGrory said.

Wolfgang Busse, the other half of McGrory and Wolf gallery, is also a Mabry fan, and has signed up for lessons with her this fall. After a couple of years of doing Maine scenes in acrylics, he is switching to oils and wants to learn the basics from an expert.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 790-1427. To inquire about Mabry’s studio classes, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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