Thursday, March 10, 2016

Meet Artist Mary Jean St. Claire, Ironstone Spring Obsession accepted artist

O-118 Red Roses oil  11x14  $395
Angels Camp, CA. 95222

Mary Jean has been an aspiring artist since the age of crayons. After a heavy focus on art in high school and college, she continued her studies in the San Francisco Bay Area with artists such as Howard Brodie and Dr. Raymond Brose. A past member of the University Art Club, Committee for Art at Stanford and the San Francisco Ceramic Circle, she won multiple awards in the Bay Area juried shows. Her work can be found in many private collections throughout the world. During a very long haitus from painting, Mary Jean returned to school to study interior design after which time she opened an antique store and worked as an interior designer.
O-119 Pensive oil  12x16  $495

A move to Angels Camp in 2006 created the opportunity to revisit her love of oil painting. Here she paints and studies with some of the area's finest artists and continues to win awards in juried shows. Aside from occasional trips to favorite artists' workshops, she likes to paint locally and feels fortunate to live in an area with such an abundance of subjects from which to choose.

Mary Jean is a member of the California Art Club, the Mother Lode Art Association, The Calaveras Art Council and the Arts of Bear Valley.  Her work can be seen at Town Hall Arts in Copperopolis, CA and the Aloft Gallery in Sonora, CA as well as on her website at Art can also be purchased directly from ETSY.

O-120  Wilber  oil  12x12  $385

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