Polly McGrory

Although her career began as a Graphic Designer in Boston, McGrory always longed to paint. She began doing watercolors in her spare time, and soon had a few one-woman exhibits in Metrowest Boston. She was accepted into the prestigious Copley Society on Newbury Street, and sold several paintings. When she moved to Cape Cod, galleries in Chatham and Harwich carried her work. After relocating to Maine, she delved into oils, and produced a sizable body of work. Local gallery exhibits, a few sales, and frequent commissions followed. She had a one-woman exhibit of 22 paintings at Miles Memorial Gallery in Damariscotta, an Art-in-the-Barn exhibit in Cushing, and her work is frequently juried into Local gallery exhibits.

McGrory’s style is American Realism. She paints Maine scenes, animals wild and tame, portraits and anything else that strikes her fancy. Her favorite color is Ultramarine Blue, but she confesses to a special fondness for Cobalt Violet, which is the vibrant color of the Gallery’s door.

When her husband Wolfgang took up painting in 2016, his paintings were always accepted into local juried shows, and he sold 5 paintings that year. But as they produced more paintings, they ran out of wall space, and realized that they needed their own store location to have their work in front of the public. They moved to Waldoboro, and immediately found the perfect space in the downtown block. The art scene in Waldoboro has had an upsurge of energy lately, and the ongoing seasonal program of Art Walks is extremely popular, with nine galleries (and more to come) participating.