Artist’s Statement

I feel that my role as an artist is to create paintings that evoke strong feelings and emotions. Abstract art has the potential to be powerful enough to accomplish this. I have always loved color, and my art gives me the means to explore texture, shapes, and color. During the painting process, I let the paint and mood lead me to the next step as I strive to connect with the viewer. I often use products that allow me to create paintings that have an almost sculptural effect. Painting is an integral part of my life and makes each day an exciting adventure.


Artists Incorporated Gallery; Vestavia, Alabama
Artists Incorporated Market at the Shops of Grand River; Leeds, Alabama

Mary-Jean is a founder and former co-owner (now retired) of
Artists Incorporated Gallery in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.