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Lives and Works in
In the United
States she worked for several years in the Bob Blackburn
Printmaking Workshop, in New York City. In this connection her
work has been shown and sold through the Wehye Gallery and the
Museum of Modern Art Lending service, as well as the Knox Albright
lending service in
She has exhibited in many juried shows in United States and
Canada. MaryAnne is a member of the National Art League, Burr
Artists, The Salmagundi club, the National League of American Pen
Women, and the National Association of Women Artists. She has been
listed since 1990 in Who’s Who In American Art. In Canada she is a
member of The Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists and The Toronto
Arts and Letters club. In the United States she has won a number
of awards. One of these, in 1986,was a one women show for winning
the Individual Artist’s Showcase. Another was the Warren E. Bower
memorial award given at the Salmagundi club in 1988.In May 1991 ;she
received the Dr. and Mrs. I.C.Gayner Award, from The National
Association Women Artist’s. My paintings are a search for inner
reality1 call it psychological, call it spiritual. it is a way of
KING & QUEEN, 1998 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
147 x 122 cm / 58 X 48 IN
DUMPY SAT ON THE WALL, 1999 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 96,5 x 86,5 cm / 38 X
THE MOON, 2000 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
96,5 x 86 cm / 38 X 34 IN
CHICKEN, 2002 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
86 x 76 cm / 34 X 30 IN
Graduated from the
Ontario College of Art, Toronto and spent her postgraduate year as an
assistant in the Graphic shop. In the United States, she received a
B.Sc. degree as an art specialist, from New York University. Before
leaving Canada, MaryAnne won that country ‘s top printmaking award
(The C.W.Jeffries Award} for the year 1965.
Art Institute of Ontario, Toronto, Ont. University College Art
Collection, University of Toronto. Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton.
Imperial Oil Award Collection, Toronto. Jane Vorhees Zimmerlee Art
Gallery, National Association of Women Artists Collection, Rutgers.
University, New Brunswick N.J. National Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
Printmaking Workshop Collection, New York City. Tom Thompson Memorial
Art Gallery, Owen Sound Ontario. Toronto Dominion Bank Collection,
Toronto, Ontario. University of Toronto Library, Toronto Ontario.
Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor Ontario. Mississauga Art Gallery.
Guelph Collegiate Institute. Private Collections in Canada and the
Since 1995 I have been working on this series of paintings during
each winter. It now comprises a total of 30 - ranging in size from
22” by 28”to 48” by 58” The theme continues the theme In my early
etchings; like Paul Klee, “I go for a walk with a line.” This
allows for spontaneous images arising from the unconscious. They
may be read for meaning in the same way as dreams are interpreted.
The purpose of this method which I developed after five years of
psychoanalysis is to reach and understand my unconscious symbols.
What began as a psychological search has grown into a spiritual
search. The symbols now appearing in my painting are common to
women, common to the process of individuation, as Carl Jung
describes it. I feel that these paintings are strong and
well-composed to the point where forces beyond my hand were at
In 1999 these paintings were shown in a private gallery in Owen
Sound, Ontario. The show was generally well received and Brian
Meehan, the curator of the Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery there,
congratulated me on the show. One of the paintings sold. (Brian
Meehan has since moved on to be Curator and Director of the London
District Art Gallery)