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The precious darlings of Mab Graves

Entering the mind of Pop Surrealist painter Mab Graves is an enchanting adventure.  She is a talent that in my opinion, doesn’t get enough recognition.

Mab has been creating since she could hold a crayon at 6 months old, however started painting in 2009 and has been going strong ever since.  Publishing her first book of paper dolls in 2013. Her paintings are so full of a sense of sweetness, yet engage us in a magical story.  Clearly inspired by fairy tales, her waifs & strays are both light and dark extensions of our own childhood dreams and fantasies.  The quote below from the pink haired beauty will give you an idea of the caliber of love and devotion that goes into her art and an insight into her quirky nature:

“My creations, my obsessions, my darlings.  My Waifs & Strays.  To inspire you, capture your wall, hold it hostage and not let it go.  Or maybe just to vaguely creep you out.  Each piece is an original painting.  Each painting is a piece of my heart”.

 

Mab lives in the midwest, in a converted 1800’s tavern where she is currently painting full time in preparation for her solo show, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in the fall at Monster Gallery.  I can’t wait to see her new take on ‘Alice’!

 

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Below is a list of Mab’s upcoming show’s.  Be sure to check them out:

March 29th:  “Celebration of Nature” (Group Show) Gallery Nucleus,  Alhambra, CA

April 12th:  “Universe:  The Art Of Existence”  (Group Show) Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA

April 22nd:  “Romantic Heroines”  (Group Show) Gallery LELE, Tokyo Japan

Mab is also booked though September, including her September 5th solo show – “Alice In Wonderland” Monster Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

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About Author

Hey there, I'm Susan. I'll start by admitting that my passion and commitment to this amazing publication runs very deep. I've been here since we put out our first issue together and plan to be here, doing whatever I can do to help make Beautiful Bizarre Magazine a continued success for as long as possible! I'm currently the Social Media Manager, however, as does most of the team, we all jump in and do whatever needs doing. :) This may include proofing the magazine prior to printing, providing input for artist selection, and always working closely with our Editor to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, among many other things. As Social Media Manager, I am responsible for making sure all of our social media platforms are running smoothly. Responding to questions, thanking people for their wonderful comments, getting rid of any negativity, which is unacceptable here at Beautiful Bizarre. We are ALL about the LOVE and the ART, that's it! I also spend a lot of time and passion trying to locate lot's of really cool and exciting stuff for our followers to enjoy! I live in Miami Florida, with my little family, I'm the mother of 2 very special humans, and 1 incredibly special dog. I'm a complete art freak! I live and breath it. It fills my soul, keeps me sane, and makes me smile all at once. Finding that piece, the one that makes your toes curl, your heart stop, and your jaw DROP, that's what I love so very much! I also dig music and fashion, it pretty much all goes together, art, fashion and music, that's me!

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