Mary Blair is most associated with her Disney art and accomplishments (namely Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and It's a Small World). However, it is her personal art that she did for family, friends, and special occasions that we would like to, now, also share with the world -- projects done for fun, fancy and pure pleasure -- Mary Blair without limits!! We hope you enjoy this unique collection of art as we have all our lives. It is our fondest wish that people everywhere will see in Mary's art what Walt Disney saw nearly seventy-five years ago.
An intensely colorful swirl of activity centering around Mary’s brother-in-law Frank Richardson’s favorite sport, --armchair betting – on football (his favorite team was Alabama), horse racing and home poker games. Mary joined in on many of these “strictly-for-fun” activities enjoying family poker games and occasional trips to Bay Meadows Race Track in San Francisco. This piece was done in 1977, the year before Mary’s death, and presented to Frank on his 80th birthday.