Studio 268


Mary Jane’s current passion is pastels. Its immediacy and direct drawing quality make it a perfect medium for her to express herself through the subject which moves her, the subtle beauty of the changing landscape. Going out into nature for inspiration and ideas, she lays the foundation for her work outdoors and finishes each piece in the studio, combining what she has seen and felt with her own emotional vision.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, graduating with honors from Maryland Institute College of Art, where her concentration was in drawing and printmaking. She earned a Master of Arts in Education with honors from New York University and has taught both publicly and privately while exhibiting widely. Mary Jane's award-winning work is in both public and private collections.