A native of Plum Island, MA, Mary Ann Varoski is a realist landscape painter. She lives on Plum Island and Reunion, FL. These environments, along with her travels, are the inspiration for many of her paintings. Her painting technique has evolved into one of layering and luminosity thus visually capturing a calm quality to the sense of place in her landscapes.
After graduating with a BFA from Nathaniel Hawthorne College in painting and printmaking, Mary Ann taught art in the public school system in Massachusetts for 30 years. During this time, she established the first public elementary school art gallery in Massachusetts, supervised student art teachers, received her MSAE from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and was granted the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education Award.
Mary Ann is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, New York City, NY., and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists. She is also a Master member of the Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA. Her paintings may be viewed at these galleries throughout the year. Mary Ann is an exhibiting member of the plein air group, The Band of Brushes.
Mary Ann's portrait painting, "Peter Richardson, Opening Day", is published in the book, Portraits of Newburyport. Her paintings have been juried into many shows throughout the East coast and she has taken awards for her oil paintings.
Mary Ann Varoski is represented by KAYA, 41 State Street, Newburyport, MA. Her paintings may be viewed at this location.
Check the "Events" on this website to see where her paintings are otherwise exhibited.