Botanical Artist

 

I live in the space between the scientific replication of botanicals and the artistic beauty of the natural environment. This has become my home.


MARY ANNE O’MALLEY

~ maomalley@att.net

www.maryanneomalley.com


Mary Anne has always strived to express the beauty of the natural world through her art. An early childhood spent on her grandparent’s farm in eastern Wisconsin helped ingrain a life-long appeal to the changing seasons and their perennial offerings. It is within this simple, everyday evolution of life that she finds inspiration.

After receiving a B.F.A. in Art from Sienna Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, Mary Anne focused her attention on landscape, portrait and still life in oil and graphite within the Atelier system. During this time, she cultivated a distinctive skill set in topographical and landscape fabrication for museums and visitor centers around the country, which furthered her interest and knowledge of the natural environment.

In 2001, she began her watercolor studies at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, supplemented with seminars and classes by both Margaret Saul and Katie Lee. She has served as Treasurer for the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Art and currently teaches watercolor and drawing at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.


EXHIBITIONS


A Natural Perspective, an International Juried Botanical Artists Exhibition,The American Society of Botanical ArtistsPhoenix Museum of Art,

Phoenix, AZ. October 2009.


The Twelfth Annual International Juried Botanical Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York

New York, NY. September 2009.


The Eleventh Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York The Horticultural Society of New York;

New York, NY. September 2008.

Longwood Gardens’ Centennial Exhibition, Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens;

Kennet Square, PA. Spring 2006.

Fresh Cuts ASBA Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN. Summer 2005.


The Eighth Annual International Juried Botanical Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York

New York, NY. September 2005.


The Seventh Annual International Juried Botanical Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York

New York, NY. September 2004.


Botanical Bounty Invitational: An Exhibition of Botanical Paintings and Drawings,The Friends of the Greenwich Library and The American Society of Botanical Artists

Greenwich, CT. May, 2004.


The Fifth Annual Botanical Art Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists Filoli Gardens,

San Francisco. October 2003.


The Sixth Annual International Juried Botanical Exhibition, The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York

New York, NY. September 2003.


Art in Bloom, Friends of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts The Minneapolis Institute of Arts,

Minneapolis, MN. Summer 2003.


PUBLICATIONS


•Illustration: ‘Pink Lemonade Lemons,’ Fine Art Connoisseur.

Streamline Publishing. July/August 2009.


•Illustration: ‘Phalaenopsis, Sogo Manager,’ ORCHIDS.

American Orchid Society. May 2006.


•Illustration: ‘Flowering Kale,’ Cover of Northern Gardener.

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society. September/October 2004.