Retro Facades

Makes me happy to find places that have stood the test of time. I love to paint them! Prints available. 

If you want to do the Texas two-step, this is the place to go. The dance hall is internationally known as an authentic honky-tonk. Willie Nelson, George Straight, and Dolly Parton have performed here. Don't miss the memorabilia room, aptly nicknamed "the tourist trap room," which is filled with photos, hats, and other country-music treasures.

The Broken Spoke

Austin, Texas

"Avenue B Grocery and Market is probably the best thing in Austin you haven't yet heard about. Hidden in Hyde Park, this 102 year-old grocery store has stood the test of time. Once considered to be far from Austin's city center, Avenue B Grocery now finds itself in one of Austin's most popular neighborhoods. "

Avenue B Grocery & Market

Austin, Texas

The Blue Swallow Motel

Route 66

The Blue Swallow Motel is a classic Motor Court established in 1939 on historic Route 66, and one of few anywhere still operating in its original configuration.

"Mickan Motor Company has been a staple of Walburg since 1927.  Now in it's 3rd generation of family ownership, stop by for fuel, snacks, hardware, auto parts, auto service and genuine southern hospitality." (from website).

Mickan Motor Company

Walburg, Texas

The Corset Shop

was painted from an original photo by Geni Mermoud. Used with  permission.

Geni, an American living in Paris, discovered this shop front in Montmartre while on a day trek. The street was movie set with store fronts like that of the early 1900's. 

The Corset Shop

Montmartre, France

The Key Lime Pie Factory

is an iconic spot in Key West serving the famous pies. My cousin confirms this,as she goes to Key West every year and must have her key lime pie fix. 

Key Lime Pie Factory

Key West, FL

"The Powell Arch 

The festive arches gracing Galveston’s historic Strand District are part of an imaginative civic design project undertaken in 1985 and based on temporary decorative arches constructed in 1881. "

The Powell Arch

The Strand, Galveston, Texas

"La Cure Gourmand" 

This was a commission. The client wanted a painting of her photo to remind her of a special trip to Paris. 

I can paint a special place in your memory! Email aquarelle.maryellen@gmail.com.

Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Church, founded in 1869 in Georgetown, Texas,

Three Plays for 25 ¢

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