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Mary Ann Sedivy
Artist Mary Ann Sedivy’s passion is painting the landscape in both the plein air fashion and through abstraction. Mary Ann has her degree in Fine Arts and Art Education from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Mary Ann’s painting career has spanned 40 years during which she has exhibited in Ohio in numerous juried exhibitions and has had several solo shows. Currently, her work is represented at The Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, The Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio and The Artisan’s Corner Gallery in Newbury, Ohio,. In conjunction with the Ohio Arts Council she has had two works on display in Governor Kasich’s offices in Columbus, Ohio. Mary Ann’s work is also in private collections, most notably in that of television personality Patricia Heaton’s of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle and of local singer-songwriter Alex Bevan.
Mary Ann’s work can be viewed online at http://www.maryannsedivy.com
The landscape and the beauty of nature are intriguing and rich sources of inspiration for my paintings. Due to the variety of colors, textures, shapes, light and sounds through each season, the natural world continually provides incentive for creativity. This awareness is stimulated by a deep connection I feel with the outdoors. Painting is a means of preserving and highlighting what we are rapidly losing in a rapidly changing world.
For me, expressing the landscape isn’t confined to one means. Sometimes a plein air painting, other times a studio painting with abstract elements. Most often with expressive brushwork and strong elements of color exploration. While working on an abstract piece, I find that I’m referencing the sky, a horizon line and other aspects of the landscape. In these abstractions, those familiar components are less literally painted.
I enjoy the exploration of surface texture, dripping thin layers of acrylic paint, drawing on the paint surface, interfacing collage media with paint and keeping the brushwork energetic. When I paint I’m thinking about colors, textures, lines, shapes and how they all fit together. Color experimentation and developing figure ground relationships guide me while I investigate the bridge between the natural world and the painted surface.