Daughter is looking for an exhibition space for the work of her 91-year-old mother, a former gallery owner of La Hoya Shores.

Despite owning a gallery in La Hoya Shores, artist Mary Moore (now Mary Little) has never exhibited her work. It wasn’t because of her lack of material — now a 91-year-old paints flowers every day, and there are hundreds in her collection.

To give Mary the opportunity to hold an exhibition in her lifetime, her daughter Pamela Little is looking for a space to showcase her work in La Hoya.

“My mother’s paintings always reflect her beautiful soul,” Pamela said. Lahoya Light.. “I don’t want the exhibition of her work to be a memorial when she doesn’t go there after she leaves. It seems unfair that I didn’t show my work as good. I understand that she doesn’t want to sell her work, but showing it is of great value in recognizing her talent. “

The Mary Moore Gallery was next to a cheese shop in Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores in the 1970s. At the time, she exhibited works by artists such as Francoise Gilot, an event attended by Jonas Salk, the scientist who is the husband of Girow, Richard Dreyfuss, Dustin Hoffman, the artists Rufino Tamayo, Channing Peak, and Benjamin Serrano. Hosted.

“It was a lot of fun. I focused on unknown artists,” said Mary, who didn’t want to call her a “little gallery,” so she wanted to open a gallery with her maiden name. She said, “I was very lucky. Lahoya was just beginning to develop culturally.”

Mary has always been inspired by creating art and has been painting since she was nine years old. I thought that was what I did, “she said. “I turned to something remarkable in the art world at the time, and my instructor said I was looking at colors, so I was drawn to watercolors and all kinds of different shades. Colors are now available. “

She painted while traveling around Europe with her family. Her memories of her are imprinted on her daughter’s heart. Pamela, a graduate of Lahoya High School, said:

Greek paintings are adorned in Pamela’s house in the Redlands.

Mary Little paints a view of the Greek sea during a family trip with this dateless photo.

Mary Little paints a view of the Greek sea during a family trip with this dateless photo.

(Provided by Pamela Little)

Now, in her retirement year, Mary paints watercolors and floral scenes.

“The painting of flowers lasts forever, and it’s hard to find anything you can do with a nightie,” Mary joked. “Every picture you do is like a puzzle. My boy brings me a bouquet every day and I stitch together arrangements, color styles, and what to include. In my seniors. It’s great to do. “

“I don’t want the exhibition of her work to be a memorial when she doesn’t go there after she leaves …. Showing it is of great value in recognizing her talent. there is.”

— Pamela Little

Mary said it would take about 5 hours to complete each painting because it was drawn in a “realistic style”. Some are framed and some are stored in the closet.

“The news is horrible now, and drawing flowers is a fun experience for me,” she said. “It’s very easy when you’re not too physical. I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed life by doing something without thinking about how much the world is changing.

“Flowers are perfect for it because I’m always sensitive to vision. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. I enjoy watercolors. They have a certain light that I enjoy. Colors You can change more. It’s the most fun medium. “

Mary said she intends to sell her paintings in her lifetime, but has no plans for paintings.

However, Pamela wants to show Lahoya a gallery to honor her mother’s work.

“It needs to be Lahoya because it’s where she lived and worked, and it needs to be a gallery because she runs it,” Pamela said.

However, she admitted that it can be difficult to find such a space because the paintings are not for sale.

Alternatively, Pamela said he was ready to partner with the organization to hold an exhibition as part of a fundraiser.

“The gallery lives in her,” Pamela said. “I hope she’s there to see it shown, and she deserves this recognition.”

Gallery interested in exhibiting Mary’s work or getting more information can send an email to Pamela. forelight1@gmail.com.. ◆◆

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