A native of Plum Island, MA, Mary Ann Varoski is a realist landscape painter. She lives on Plum Island and this environment 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 awarded the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education Award.
Mary Ann is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, New York City, NY. She is also a member of the Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA, and 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. She has juried into and taken awards at the Newburyport Art Association.
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.