The MARJORIE LAWRENCE
Project


HOT SPRINGS ARKANSAS USA

 

Photograph of Miss Lawrence by society photographer Miss Sophie Delar of New York City. National Library of Australia.

             "If you are to get to the top and remain there or near there, you must keep on studying."
                                Metropolitan Opera star Marjorie Lawrence from her autobiography Interrupted Melody,



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The mission of MLP is to raise money for the Arts in Garland County, Arkansas - a place where opera legend Marjorie Lawrence enjoyed her "Arcadian hideaway" for the last 37 years of her life.

Artist Daisy McDonald's rendition of the diva's historic horse ride at the Met in 1936 is now available as blank notecards and giclee prints through this this website.

All full-color reproductions of this commemorative painting are custom-printed by a professional photographer and a former printmaker currently working in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. These two artists use only the highest-quality archival materials for their products. Each luminous giclee print - inspected, signed, and numbered by artist Daisy McDonald - will last a lifetime.

Introductory Offer! For a limited time only, all orders receive FREE standard shipping anywhere in the USA! Prices include applicable sales tax. No minimum required; prices subject to change. Online orders processed exclusively through PayPal.

CLICK HERE - THE MAKING OF DAISY McDONALD'S PORTRAIT OF MARJORIE LAWRENCE.
For international sales or merchant inquiries - please email the project coordinator Barbara A. Sloan.



Giclee image archivally printed on canvas, unstretched. Edition of 500, signed and numbered by the artist. Image area 18"x30". Stretching and framing available at additional charge.

   18"x30" MLP GICLEE ON CANVAS - Signed/Ed.500 = $350.00 USD

Giclee image archivally printed on specialty paper, 8.5"x11". Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist. Framing available at additional charge.

   8.5"x11" MLP GICLEE ON PAPER - Signed/Ed.50 = $80.00 USD

Laser-printed image as notecard, blank inside and folded to 5"x7". Sold as boxed set of 5 cards with 5 white envelopes, size A7. (Great gift! Folded card easily slides into 5"x7" bent acrylic frame!)

   BOXED SET - 5 MLP NOTECARDS - w/Envelopes = $30.00 USD

 




Black-and-white photograph of Daisy McDonald's portrait of Miss Lawrence performing the Immolation Scene on horseback.




THE MARJORIE LAWRENCE PROJECT
PO BOX 123     HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS     71902-0123

Artist Daisy McDonald has created a portrait of international opera star Marjorie Lawrence in her landmark performance of the Immolation Scene, the finale of Richard Wagner’s The Ring Trilogy. Wearing a black wig and white gown, the Australian soprano made operatic history during her 1936 Metropolitan Opera debut when, as the character Brünnhilde, she rode a live horse across the stage and into the funeral pyre of the beloved Siegfried.

The title of the painting refers to Miss Lawrence’s real-life battle with sudden paralysis from polio in 1941, her determination to continue her operatic career, and her hope to some day walk again. The diva’s 1949 autobiography entitled Interrupted Melody chronicles her unforeseen arrival in Hot Springs for its “healing waters” and her victorious return to the Metropolitan Opera stage.

A native of Dallas, Daisy arrived in Hot Springs in 1981 with her famous husband, the late Maurice "Nick" McDonald. Soon after her move to the Spa City, she enrolled in a six-week painting class. Not only was it love at first brush stroke, it became a whole new career for her.

The consummate professional, Daisy has received acclaim for her artwork both locally and nationally. She enjoys working in all media and styles, with subjects ranging from thoroughbreds to bathhouses to ballerinas. Notable commissions include her portrait of local hotelier Hill Wheatley and a scene from Oaklawn Racetrack for the family of former President Bill Clinton.

Webpage courtesy of AKAS II - because there's more to Art than meets the Eye! (sm)
Revised 05.30.12. Copyright 2011-2012 AKAS II. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Sophie Delar. Text: Barbara A. Sloan.