Undaunted Spirits     

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Dr. Baures research
Undaunted Spirits – Portraits of Recovery from Trauma was published in 1994 by Charles Press. In 1996 she contacted Oscar winning film makers Cambridge Documentary Films and together they worked on a documentary - Strong at the Broken Places- Turning Trauma into Recovery.

In 1992 toward the end of her doctoral work, to escape the wordy, cerebral side of school, Mary Baures took night classes at Montserrat College of Art.

The landscape of her paintings mirrors her writing on trauma recovery. Both are worlds of magical transformations where vivid and connecting things emerge from dark backgrounds. The forces that comfort and support are animal guides and winged spirits. Bulls, lions and polar bears are tenderly entwined with people lending them strength and agility while angels play banjos and dogs guard the moonlit landscape from rooftops.

Her paintings have been shown in numerous places around the North Shore of Boston. In 2004
Ditto Editions of Marblehead started making museum quality prints of Baures paintings. Eight, signed, limited edition prints are available here.