MaryAnn grew up in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, an area rich in art culture. Influenced by her surroundings, she studied watercolor technique and figure drawing
under the supervision of two well-known artists, Ray di John and the late Rea Redifer.
MaryAnn’s extensive study of impressionism, post-impressionism, and the modern revolutionary movements of the late 19th and early 20th Century truly opened her
eyes to art without boundaries.
As a colorist, MaryAnn added the medium of oil for its rich subdued hues and depth. She also likes to work in acrylics for liveliness and spontaneity. MaryAnn
places emphasis on strength in abstract design, linear movement, and saturation of color with interesting patterns and texture. She feels that by removing one’s
self from some literal details, one can express the character of objects and their interrelationships, show fresh detail, achieve greater beauty and grandeur. No
matter how whimsical, or perhaps quizzical, MaryAnn wants her work to be perceived as believable with a delight to the senses so that a viewer may say with no
uncertainty, “Yes, of course, pearls are blue!”
MaryAnn exhibits her work throughout the tri-state area. She has won awards in watercolor, oil, and sculpture. Her studio and residence are located in Unionville,
Her career in art began with acceptance into the Chadds Ford School Annual Art Show in 1989. She has participated each year since. In 2001, MaryAnn was asked to be
“Donating Artist” & Featured Artist, 2007.
Mary Ann has been featured as a top painter in the book Artists of the Brandywine Valley, by Catherine Quillman, 2010. She
has exhibited in many shows (both juried and non-juried) in the are, some of which include the Immaculata University Art Show (Featured Artist), Yellow Springs Art
Show, Chester County Art Associateion, and Longwood Art Gallery Solo and Group shows.