artist Mary Gallagher Stout has a thing for the Olympic Games. is this month's featured artist at building W-4, and her new work tells the story of triumph, spectacle and physical perfection, which just about sums up the Olympics.
"I love the Olympics because so many people spend their lives on the couch, and being an athlete at the Olympics is a full-time job," Stout told Patch. "Their body is their instrument, and I have so much admiration and respect for what they do."
Stout is a former cheerleader, runner, softball player and swimmer. "Like artists, Olympic athletes are self-motivated, and I dig the fact that they're there because they wanted it and worked their butts off."
Stout's works are in acrylic and oil, and prices range from $300 for a small painting of a volleyball player to $1,500 for a large painting of London Bridge.
You can see Mary Gallagher Stout's work this Saturday, at the Workhouse's monthly campus-wide Second Saturday art show, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in building W-4.