Artists "In Their Own Words"

Hang Time–Featured Artist, Mary Ann Schwartz

The Arts Council gives an interested member artist the opportunity to display his/her art pieces in our offices for an eight week period. It’s one of the benefits of being a member. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in the future.

The work of Mary Ann Schwartz will hang in our office through April. Please come by and enjoy it. Individual pieces are also for sale. Here’s what Mary Ann has to say about her love of art and her work.

Over 35 years ago I fell in love with image making in a high school photography class. My education continued as a commercial photography major at San Diego City College. Over the years, while working part-time in portraiture and other commercial work, I have continued through self-assignments to develop my passion of making beautiful nature-based images.

From art classes, seminars, reading, and research, to being inspired by greats such as Ansel Adams and others, my real teacher has been life.  Life is a continual learning process.  I see my image making as a work in progress. Due to improvements in technology and the controls available with the desktop darkroom, I was able to enter the world of fine art photography.  Managing the entire process of painting with light from the initial capture, to the final presentation, is very important to me.

The choice to focus on creating beautiful images from my corner of the world has led to many successes.  My work includes abstracts in nature, patterns both natural and man-made, as well as scenes of historic and local interest.  Today, from my home in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, I am fortunate to be able to share my vision of the world with a growing number of collectors. My work is currently available through local art fairs and on the web.

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