Piano Starts Here by Mary Ann Reilly



Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 16.4"
Medium 23.4" x 23.4"
Large 33.2" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

I was walking past the Steinway Store in New York City yesterday and was taken by the piano being built. So I snapped a few shots and it got me thinking. My grandfather was a self-taught ragtime piano player. You’d hum a tune and he’d play it. Same with my father and his four sisters. From the time I was 5 there was always a piano in my home.

All this thinking about pianos and piano players led me to think about Art Tatum. Blind in one eye and partially blind in the other, Art Tatum exemplified genius. No one, my da would say could grace the keys like Art Tatum. He was the first to tell me what was often spoken when Tatum played, “God’s in the room.”

This one’s for my da, who’s keeping time with Art Tatum in heaven.

Here’s a link to Art Tatum playing

Image of Tatum 1
Image of Tatum 2

Background Layer: AASPN MBSlate Gray 7

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 6 years ago

    This is outstanding Mary Ann!

  • thanks:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 6 years ago

    You are a genius! Masterful image!

  • Thanks Arla. The paino just got me going…

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely Amazing…love it!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Thanks Sally:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Virginia Maguire
    Virginia Maguireabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful. These are incredible portrait collages. I love them.

  • Thanks virginia. I had no idea I would make so many when I started…

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    your Series is incredible Mary Ann.. the info great!

  • Thanks Lina. Am enjoying the work.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Cathy  Beharriell
    Cathy Beharriellabout 6 years ago

    Very beautiful Mary Ann!

  • Thanks so much Cathy:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful image and words!

  • Thaks Karen:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • RonnieGinnever
    RonnieGinneverabout 6 years ago

    This is superb!

  • Thanks Ronnie. Glad you liked it:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic, Mary Ann .. cheers!

  • Thanks Jayne:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 6 years ago

    This is a great series Mary Ann and Art Tatum deserves his place with all the other geniuses.

  • yes, I agree about Tatum.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

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