"Inspiration comes to me from nature. Flora, luminous berries, and vegetables in all of their colorful glory are among my subjects that I choose to paint".
Brief biography Art has always been part of my life. I painted in oils in my twenties, worked in graphic art and illustration in my thirties and forties, and have now been painting exclusively in the pastel medium for the past fifteen years. I have received my Master Pastellist title with the Pastel Society of America, and Master Circle title with the International Association of Pastel Societies. I hold Signature Member status with the Pastel Societies of New Hampshire, Central Mass, and Maine. I serve as President with the Pastel Society of New Hampshire and Vice President with Central Mass Pastel Society.
Maryann has received numerous awards, both nationally and internationally and her work has been published in Pastel Journal and Artists Magazine. Having worked for Yankee Magazine in the 80’s and 90’s doing graphic work and illustration for The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Yankee Magazine and its various publications, this experience has influenced her painting style. Strong compositions are very important to Maryann. She prefers to paint close-up views of a subject, whether it be flora or luscious fruits and vegetables where she studies the shapes and colors keeping composition foremost in her mind and then she begins painting the different luminosities and textures within an object.