About the Artist


Mary Alice makes her home in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. She is a native Floridian and a graduate of Florida State University. She taught in the Hillsborough county school system for five years. In the 1960's Mary Alice became the art consultant for the Cherry Creek School District in the Denver, Colorado area. 

Mary Alice returned to Florida in 1972 and became active in the arts community. As president of the Florida Watercolor Society, she organized the first FWS conference of workshops, demos, and a trade show which continues to this day. She directed the Kanuga Watermedia Workshop for 17 years and guided its growth from 15 artist participants to over 300. 

Mary Alice was invited to be the guest editor of the American Artist Magazine's special issue: Experimental Approaches to Watermedia -Watercolor 2001.

She is a creative and innovative artist who works continually on new ways to present images that evoke a sense of motion, texture and an unearthing of paints and colors. 

Her work has been included in numerous feature articles, books, public and private collections. This year she was one of the three selected jurors of the 2022 National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition and served in selecting those receiving NWS signature status. 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Art Education and Fine Art 1955 -Florida State University 

Graduate Studies: University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado, 1960 

Elected or Signature Memberships:
Florida Watercolor Society -Signature Membership
Society of Experimental Artists -Signature Membership
National Acrylic Painters Association, USA -Signature Membership
National Association of Women Artists, Inc. -Elected
Rocky Mountain Watermedia National -Signature Membership
Society of Layerists in Multi-Media -Elected 

Juried Exhibitions:
National Association of Women Artists
Watermedia, 2003
Rocky Mountain National Exhibition, 2007 -2011
National Watercolor Society 1991, '92, '94, '97, '04
National Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition, 2011
International Society of Experimental Artists, 2013, 14
171 Annual Exhibition National Academy of Design 1996
Annual National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 2010
National Acrylic Painters Association Exhibition 2003 





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