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

Click on any image below to enlarge:

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

A Mother's Hug
10" x 12"
mixed media on wood
SOLD

A Marriage Is Like A Button
13" x 22"
mixed media on tin
SOLD

Computer Fish
35" x 13"
paint and computer parts on tin
SOLD

Bounce Back Girl
13" x 20"
paint on tin
SOLD

Angels Come In All Colors
11' x 23"
paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

Coca Cola Friend
17" x 13"
paint on tin

SOLD

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

Angels Come In All Colors
20" x 16"
acrylic on artist's board
SOLD

The Cross
13 1/2" x 27"
paint on wood
$175

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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