Spotlight on Charleston Artist MARY ANN COPE
March 6-10th, 2019
Charleston, SC…Hagan Fine Art is pleased to serve up a new collection of original oil paintings created by Charleston artist Mary Ann Cope. Her latest paintings showcase one of her favorite subjects in exquisite, loosely-rendered detail: Still life arrangements featuring fine wine, long stemmed glassware and other visually-rich objects enjoyed by wine enthusiasts.
This exquisite group of paintings conjuring memories of special occasions and delightful tastes, partaken in cozy restaurants and far-away locales will be ON SPOTLIGHT March 6th – 10th at Hagan Fine Art Gallery at 177 King Street paired perfectly in time with Charleston SC’s famous Wine + Food Festival.
Cope’s focus on vignettes of wine, cigars and other fine tastes is a great example of “paint what you know.” Cope is a founding member of AuburnJames, an artisanal winery producing award-winning wines located on the famed Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley. Over the past decade, she has rolled up her sleeves to work the sorting table during harvest and on occasion has added her nose and palate to the mix when the winemaking team makes blending decisions. She is a self-proclaimed oenophile, a student of wine and winemaking and has traveled to many of the great wine regions of the world. For Cope, knowing the winemaker’s story and the nuances of the vineyard provides an intimacy with the wine and heightens the appreciation of its expression allowing her to convey an emotional connection in her work.
After a multi-decade career as an entrepreneur and healthcare CEO with a passion for collecting great art, Cope left the corporate world to hone her artistic skillset and studied under several well-known contemporary artists. She applies a consummate drive for craftsmanship and diligent study in her quest for artistic excellence. Her explorations in drawing, composition, rich color palettes and oil painting techniques have proved highly popular among the patrons at Hagan Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, and with private art collectors from coast to coast. Her subjects radiate and seduce the viewer with warm tones of reflected light and rich colors that call to mind delightful memories.
In her choice of wine subjects, her compositions express a universal love of fine craftsmanship and extraordinary tastes. Cope’s work “Let’s Celebrate” was the featured art for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic’s 28th annual Charity Auction in 2018.
Says Hagan Fine Art Gallery owner Karen Hewitt, “Mary builds her creative vision for each painting upon a foundation of technical expertise in both wine-making and fine art techniques. Her knowledge as a vintner informs her paintings in convincing ways. I think her professional immersion in both worlds—fine art and fine wine-making—lends a touch of distinction to her artworks. Her work is highly collected, she is on the move up and is an artist to watch and collect now.”
Please contact us for more information about artist Mary Ann Cope, her new collection of oil paintings, and her fascinating dual professions as fine artist and fine wine vintner.
Hagan Fine Art & Gallery Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio, LLC, located at 177 King Street, the heart of Charleston’s art & antique district, is the working studio of Charleston artist, Karen Hewitt Hagan. HFA represents over 40 well-known, award-winning impressionistic and abstract artists from Charleston and around the world. Established in 2010, HFA brings to Charleston two huge floors of originals in oil, acrylic, mixed media works and sculpture, while offering a fabulous selection of genres from Lowcountry, American, European and Russian landscapes, to interiors and still life, to romantic figurative and abstract art.