Mary Proctor

Missionary Mary Proctor was born in 1960 in Florida and raised by her maternal grandparents who instilled in her the importance of religion. In th mid 90's after losing members of her family in a fire, Mary said that the Lord appeared to her in a vision and told her to “paint the door”. From that time forward she began to paint. She continues creating to this day using found objects from her junkyard, which she calls her Folk Art Museum. Missionary Mary crafts three dimensional assembled works from discarded cola cans, cardboard boxes whose brand names inspire unique works, buttons, mirrors, jewelry and other trinkets. Some works are inspired by bible scripture and others by memories of her grandmother or her childhood and most include written messages that she terms "spiritual truths or life lessons".

Work featured in or commissioned by:
American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
“Rawvision”
The Coca Cola Corporation
Zora Neale Hurston Museum, Eatonville, Florida
Tricia Collins-Grand Salon, New York, New York
(Feb. 1996) “Mary L. Proctor: The Door Paintings”)
City of Orlando, Fl
Mennello Museum of American Folk Art

My Cup Runneth Over

#ToBr1

26.5" x 19.5"


very nice example of Missionary Mary's work
on metal roofing

Dated

Excellent condition

$325

"And She Saith"

#ToBr3


13.5" x 17.5"

Lovely, uplifting work by Missionary Mary
on metal roofing

with wire hanger

$250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angels Come In All Colors
20" x 16"


acrylic on artist's board


$175

detail

"Watermelon Lovers"


#SL02

29" overall x 27" high

paint on wood

dated and signed

 

$395

"Mercy"


#SL01

23 1/2" x 24"

paint on wood

$395

 

 

 

 

Chicken
13" x 16"


paint and glass pieces on wood


SOLD

Sweet As Butter Cookies
11" x 11"


paint on tin
SOLD

 

The Story of Old Uncle Bud
14” x 13”


paint on tin with bud cans


SOLD

 

The Cross
13 1/2" x 27"


paint on wood


SOLD

Uncle Ben Rice
12" x 17"
paint on wood

SOLD

Welcome to the Barbeque Pit
26 3/8” x 17”


paint on tin


SOLD

The Flowers Pickers
13" x 23"


mixed media, paint on tin


SOLD

S & H Green Stamps
9" x 12"


mixed media, paint on tin


SOLD

You Go Girl
24” x 27”


paint and costume jewelry on wood
cut-out


SOLD

Ten Commandments #1
4 1/2" x 30 1/4"


paint on wood


SOLD

You Go Girl
24” x 27”


paint and costume

jewelry on wood
cut-out


SOLD

Ten Commandments #2
4 1/2" x 30 1/4"


paint on wood


SOLD

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