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Peabody Institute Library hosts images from wildlife photographer Dr. Mary Baures

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  September 18, 2012 10:00 AM

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Dr. Mary Baures

The following was submitted by Dr. Mary Baures:

Artist, psychologist, author and now wildlife photographer Dr. Mary Baures will show her work at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers beginning September 1st through October 31st.

In her practice in Beverly, Dr. Baures specializes in trauma recovery.  She is the author of Undaunted Spirits - Portraits of Recovery from Trauma. Her writing and her art work are both are worlds of magical transformations where vivid and connecting things emerge from dark backgrounds. In her book she interviews Max Cleland who lost two legs and an arm to a grenade in Vietnam and then went on the become a Senator. In her art, vivid and connecting things emerge from dark backgrounds.

"I began painting because eight years of graduate school - wordy cerebral analysis - cut me off from my inner world connected to nature and dreams. In this show I'll be exhibiting new wildlife photography."

"I began going to Africa to capture images for paintings but got hooked on actually seeing the animals I've been painting for decades. I use Photoshop to paint on my images. The final product combines the realism of photography with the dreamy nature of painting."

Baby Elephants won Best in Show at an exhibit at the Danvers Art Association.

Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan St, Danvers, 978 774-0554.

For more information contact Dr. Mary Baures at 978 927-4901, or visit www.marybaures.com.

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