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Shirley's Iris
1982 Watercolor


Mary Barnaš Pomeroy

This 1982 watercolor on paper botanical still life entitled Shirley's Iris is by Mary Barnaš Pomeroy (1921-2010), a German-born California painter. She was a published botanical illustrator in Quito, Ecuador, where she lived and studied until 1946. Pomeroy studied Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art from 1946-48 and worked as an illustrator at UC Berkeley before moving to Carmel Valley in 1956. She exhibited and traveled widely throughout the U.S., plein air painting in Carmel Valley, especially Soberanes Point, Point Lobos, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Pacific Grove, with her husband, Frederick Pomeroy.

May 1982
Watercolor on Paper
22.25"x15" unframed

Signed lower right. Excellent vintage condition.