Mary Ann has been painting for over thirty years. Storytelling with paint, she creates worlds of beauty, mystery and hope. Her love of colour and design infuses her watercolour, acrylic and mixed media work with a rich tapestry-like quality.

She views art as a celebration of the human spirit and has particular interest in the stories which women tell with their hands in daily work and the art and craft they create.

Her art explores diversity of culture and nature and provides her with the vehicle to express her concern for human rights, as well as social and environmental issues.

Mary Ann has donated images to various NGOs including Couchiching Conservancy, Huronia Land Conservancy, Amnesty International, Children's Aid Society and Families For Children International. She is a founder of the International Women's 
Day Art Show in Orillia, Ontario.

One of Mary Ann's images has been used by The Syracuse Cultural Workers in their Women's Datebook and for sale as a seasonal card.

With her more recent exploration of illustration, she has done the illustrations for a children's book, "Prairie Girl's Song". She is currently working on a second book on children's rights which will be published in the near future.

Her home “Wenrio” (and the name of her studio), a Huron word meaning “in a  grove of cedars” is situated in a forest in Oro-Medonte Township, Ontario and protected by a Conservation Easement with the Couchiching Conservancy. When not painting on canvas, Mary Ann is creating colour in the gardens surrounding the unique log home which she shares with her husband and two cats.

Prints and cards in various sizes are available for most of Mary Ann's works of art. Some originals are still available as well. Please enquire.