Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Meet Artist Mary Ann Broddrick, Spring Obsession Theme Division Artist

Mary Ann Broddrick
T-006 Tulips & Daffodils pastel  $900

Mary Ann Y. Broddrick, a native of Washington, resident of California, has been an active painter, creating works of art in the style of impressionism. Her inspiration is taken from nature and the areas she has lived in.  Broddrick started painting in porcelain under the guidance of Eleanor Greer, a traditional artist in the lost art of painting porcelain. Her interest then went into watercolor and pastel beginning in 1972 with Anita Wolff. Developing her style with brilliant colors of the medium has only increased the love. Broddrick has traveled to Europe, South America, Canada, and Australia to name a few and has studied with well known instructors in pastel paiting.  Uraian Christy Tarbet, Jim Estey, Frank Zamore, Richard Yip, and Richard McKinley, have not only furthered her knowledge in painting but they have all been wonderful and sharing.

She is currently teaching school age students in the Enrichment Program at several local schools. The great reward in teaching young students about the medium of pastel is seeing them create their own art and learning to see "with their artist eyes". 

Broddrick is an avid plein air painter. Growing up in nature and being an outdoor person has inspired her to search for beauty everywhere. Creating paintings as well as field studies, she then returns to her studio inspired with those paintings to create larger works of art. In her still life paintings, she uses flowers from her garden. Broddrick, when unable to paint on location, utilizes her skills as a photographer bringing the outside into her painting studio when the weather did not co-operate.

Broddrick was awarded 22-11 International Association of Pastel Society Golden Mentor Award for continued support in assisting artists to achieve their goals.  Work published in "To Dare to Dream 2013, Adventure In Color The Impressionism of Anita Wolff 2011".

You can visit her web site at www.maryannswreaths.com, click on Art Work

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