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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

For years I've been talking about trying to branch out into other areas with my work--surface design, illustration, package design, etc.  My work is pretty graphic, and I think would translate well to a commercial application. People always say to me,  'I could see your work on a t-shirt...or… More

Mary O’Malley’s Decorative Flora and Fauna

by Philip Dennis While Mary O’Malley is obviously deeply inspired by nature, she also mentions ancient and modern decorative arts, architecture, and textile patterns as some of her inspirations. I could look her work forever, but it’s no wonder with it being so easy to get lost in amongst… More

Boston Phoenix Review: ‘The soft shock of the new’

One of the great dreams of any art aficionado — whether your passion is painting or performance or books or music — is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent and then telling your friends all about it to prove how cool and in-the-know you are. It’s this hope of being surprised… More

O’Malley, Shepherd at Locco Ritoro

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research Somervillian Mary O’Malley’s exhibit of recent drawings at Locco Ritoro gallery is called “ultra-beauty” and damn if the show doesn’t live up to its name. With silver and gold ink on velvety black paper, she creates fantasias… More