Mary Ann studies the subject matter to determine the medium that is used in each drawing. She favors delicate watercolors for flowers, wax painting for abstract and pastels for landscapes. A former resident of Big Rapids, Michigan and an Emeritus at Ferris State University, where she was an Associate Professor, Mary Ann found Vero Beach the perfect location for pursuing life's events. An award winning artist who has been awarded an Honorable Mention for her graphite drawing, 'Wedding Kiss', in the Treasure Coast Competitive Art Exhibition. She has exhibited at the Backus Art Gallery in Fort Pierce in the Best of the Best juried show and at the Sebastian River Art Club Annual Fall judged show, where she won second place for 'Colorful Day Lily'. During the fall of 2010 her watercolor painting, 'Nature's Wonder' was selected as Easter Seals stamp for 2011 in the national competition. Mary Ann's paintings are in shows throughout the Treasure Coast area.