Seven Pennies: The Group
A Penny For Your Thoughts

Seven Pennies– The Group

When Essa painter and art instructor Mary Wood died in 2014, she passed on her last project to her family and a group of her students. It was Mary's wish that her unfinished series, The Penny Project be continued after her death.

The resulting group show can be viewed as both a tribute to Wood and a continuing conversation between teacher and students. Using Mary's teachings and her final paintings as a jumping off point, the group show consists of works that reference loss and remembrance, gratitude and grief.

The show spans the wide range of media and styles embraced by Wood and the work she inspired in her students.

A member of Dufferin County's Kame & Kettle Artists and a teacher to the last, Mary critiqued paintings and engaged in creative discourse from her hospice bed until her final days. She left behind a legacy of intriguing artworks and the enthusiastic spirit of artistic inquiry she instilled in all who took her workshops.

The artists in Seven Pennies: The Group are Catherine Cadieux, Charlene Codner, Darlene Hassall, Emilia Perri, Andrea Trace, Dorothy Visentin and Debra Wilde.

Mary Wood 1937 - 2014, Studio and Paintings

Mary Wood was an artist and instructor in Simcoe County, Dufferin County, Prince Edward County and beyond. Her vibrance, encouragement and enthusiastic inclusion were inspirational to all of her collectors and students. The upcoming show at Double Door Studios & Gallery is a tribute to Mary's lasting influence. This photo gallery is a glimpse into her studio and last paintings. More of Mary's work can be viewed here.