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Indiana Artisan: Mary Ann Davis, Oils & Acrylics

Mary Ann Davis is an American Impressionist painter, an Indiana Artisan, and as it turns out, my work neighbor. (Her office is just across the street from mine, although we’ve never actually met.) She is also a professional graphic designer.

Mary Ann specializes in oils and acrylics, and paints Impressionist landscapes that have been seen all over the country. She works primarily “en plein-air,” which means she paints at a particular location, painting the scenery she sees, rather than painting from a photo or using her own imagination to create a non-existent landscape.

Mary Ann earned a BFA from the Herron School of Art in 1976, and has studied painting under Antonious Raemaekers, Ron Monsma, Lois Griffel, and Carolyn Anderson.

You can see her works at the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Indianapolis and New Harmony, Indiana, and the Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne. She is also in several galleries in Cincinnati, Ohio; Boulder, Colorado; Aiken, South Carolina; and, Naples, Florida.

Mary Ann has won many different juried shows — art shows where entrants have to be chosen to be in the show — as well as regional and national awards.

You can also see Mary Ann’s work in private and public collections in the Eli Lilly office, First Federal Bank, the Indianapolis Business Journal office, the Indiana Governor’s Mansion, the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Indiana State Museum, and the Richmond Art Museum, among many others.

Field Cut in Hendricks County by Mary Ann Davis

Field Cut in Hendricks County by Mary Ann Davis

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