Teacher and Painter

Mary Ann PutzierMary Ann calls herself a teacher first, an artist second.  She has taught art her entire adult life, ranging from preschoolers through adults in private and public schools and now, in retirement, teaches through various arts organizations and gives private lessons.  She holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota/Mankato and has taken extensive post graduate studies.  Teaching art is her joy.  She loves to guide and inspire students to find their own unique creative expression.
Watercolor and porcelain (china painting) are her favorite mediums.  Her style is mainly representational.  With emphasis on portraits, florals and scenery, she works with many subjects and styles, always experimenting and trying new things.  Subject inspiration mostly comes from travel, personal experiences and immediate surroundings.  The camera is her indispensable resource tool.
Each year she strives to be the student, learning from nationally recognized painters.  She has studied watercolor with Charles Reid, Tom Lynch, Virginia Cobb, Frank Webb, Diane Maxey, Pat Dews, Mel Stabin, Karlyn Holman, Cheng-Khee Chee, Andy Evansen and many others.  She has also studied under many china painting teachers.
Summers in her northern Wisconsin studio is where she teaches week long workshops and winters find her busy with her “art world” in South Carolina.  In addition she has done numerous commissions.  She is an active and eager member of many arts organizations.  Over the years, she has won many awards.  Above all, she is grateful for the ability to express and share her knowledge and talent.