A portion of sales will benefit the historic library

Mary Hughson’s art is published regularly in the Montreal Gazette on the editorial page under her pseudonym Gigot. Her art has a whimsical style that is warm, welcoming, and reminiscent of the emotions that Norman Rockwell brought to his public.

Let It Snow by Mary Hughson

Let It Snow – “That’s me,” said Mary

Mary earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University and has lived in Montreal since the late 1960s. She also studied for an extended period in The Hague. Now retired from her job of over thirty years as a graphic designer at The Gazette, Mary continues to work as a professional artist and graphic designer. She does the design work for her husband Terry Mosher’s books, aka Aislin.

“Mary’s a much better artist than me,
but I’m funnier.”
Terry Mosher (Aislin)

Mary Hughson

Mary Hughson’s exhibition Gigot – Montreal Scenes continues until Christmas

The influence of the classical and impressionistic styles that Mary has studied – and which she continues to explore – can clearly be seen in her work: the interpretation of her varied subjects is both realistic and expressive. Her work offers a balance between the serene and the dynamic and is rooted in a strong understanding of value, colour and composition.

“I’m getting a lot of positive comments about the exhibition at The Atwater Library.” Mary remarked during a recent conversation. The prints are numbered in a limited edition and are for sale, with a percentage of sales to be donated to the library.”

“I’m getting comments like: ‘That’s my bus stop’ and ‘That’s the church where we got married.’ I realize that there’s an element of nostalgia to my work, and that evokes a connection with the viewer.”

Jacques Cartier in Parc St-Henri by Mary Hughson

Jacques Cartier in Parc St-Henri

Mary’s Gigot – Montreal Scenes continues until Christmas at The Atwater Library. I’ve visited and it brought back a flood of memories as I took in the images, from McGill’s Roddick Gates that I passed through for four years Sunrise at Mount Royal Lookout of our beloved Montreal. I solved several Christmas present issues by visiting this lovely exhibition.

The Atwater Library is located at 1200 Atwater Ave. www.atwaterlibrary.ca 514-935-7344. Mary Hughson’s web site is www.maryhughson.com I noticed that Mary does commissioned work. Her email: [email protected]

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