Missionary Mary Proctor

“Mary Proctor was a self-described “Junk Dealer” for years, until a tragedy struck her family. Her grandmother, aunt and uncle were all killed in a house fire. Shortly after this, a grief-struck Mary was given a vision. A voice told her to paint one of the many old doors in her junkyard. Mary listened to the voice and soon found herself painting everything she could find.”

Mary Proctor is also the founder and curator at the American Folk Art Museum.