WATSON, Mary Anne [ CANADA ]
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Lives and Works in Canada



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 Buffalo. 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 growth.

147 x 122 cm / 58 X 48 IN

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2. HUMPTY- DUMPY SAT ON THE WALL, 1999 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 96,5 x 86,5 cm /  38 X 34 IN
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96,5 x 86 cm / 38 X 34 IN

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86 x 76 cm / 34 X 30 IN
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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 United States.

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 work. 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)