Original Portrait "MARY BURNETT TALBERT" Acrylic Painting on 18x14" Canvas, by Artist Stacey Torres, African American Suffragette & Activist


"MARY BURNETT TALBERT" acrylic on 18 x 14" canvas, unframed.

This painting is a portrait of Mary Burnett Talbert (1866-1923), an African American Activist and Suffragette. Yes, there were Black Suffragettes - rarely mentioned in history. Their battle and mission continued well after the 1920 Ratification of the 19th Amendment, into the 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in voting.

The 1920 Ratification may have given American "women" the right to vote, but definitely not ALL American women.

This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting, signed, and wrapped carefully for shipment to you. I am certain it will be lovely hanging on your favorite wall among your art collection.

"Mary Burnett Talbert"
by Stacey Torres 2020

As a self taught folk artist, I am passionate about painting landscapes, animals and people of various cultures with an abundance of brilliant color inspired by my Caribbean heritage. The female landscape is my choice of subjects, because of course, I can relate. Watching my mother’s life change on a daily basis as she was dying from Alzheimer’s Disease a few years ago, I picked up my paint brush after a 45 year hiatus, and translated her and my feelings onto canvas, and it remains my therapy today.

When the word, “artist” began to appear behind my name, I embraced my gift, and painted life as I see it. Art is my exercise in emotional expression; a way of holding onto things I cherish; documenting visions, impressions and dreams. Sure, I could write a journal or blog, however, my visions need to be seen. At times, I feel messages from beyond, like small glimpses of my past as ancestral folktales emerge with splashes of color. These primitive images of pleasingly imperfect subjects are bits of me; things I'm compelled to celebrate. The women I paint, are my past, present and ultimate future.

Recipient of Indiana Lt. Governor & State Treasurer Hoosier Women Artists (2016)
Richmond Art Museum's Holiday Art Mart
Richmond Art Museum’s 119th Annual Exhibit (2017)
Whitewater Valley Arts Association Regional Exhibit
Annual Fall Show Art Association of Henry County, IN (2015-2019)
Flava Fresh Annual Juried Multi Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art in Indy
Hoosier Women In Art (2016-2020)
Twitter Art Show NYC
Will Vawter Art Show, Hancock Art Association
Naturally Inspired Juried Paint-Out, Indianapolis Zoo
Inspired by Dreams Exhibit; Indiana Interchurch Center
$2 Tuesday Paint Group Exhibit, 2019
HE[art] Project Art Exhibit: CHIP-Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention
Goddess Layered Visions, Rapp Family Gallery (2018)
Love & Lust, Studio Alchemy, Indianapolis (2019)
Black History Month Exhibit, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis (2016-2020)

Solo Exhibits:
COLOR STORM: If Not Now; When? - Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY 2017
LIVING IN COLOR – Art Association of Henry County, IN 2017
Henry Community Health, New Castle, IN 2017
Sacred Roots Midwifery & Birth Center, Indianapolis, IN 2018

Ms. Torres' artwork has been featured on CBS TV's Criminal Minds (Season 10) and selected for STARZ (cable network) for their 2019 series, "Hightown."

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