Mary Ann McCarthy McArdle

Subjects taught at EAC: 
The Joy of Watercolor, The Art Menagerie, Drawing Through the Eyes of a Child (current classes) several others in the past having to do with watercolor, drawing, children's classes with 2D and 3D forms, plein air painting and art as a way of healing
Artist's Statement: 
Art is a method of connecting one's spirit with the art process and product. When painting I strive to find the spiritual aspect of the subject matter and communicate that to the viewer. It is a 3 way conversation, usually in watercolor or pastel. Occasionally I experiment with other media and hope to do more of that in the future. Stay tuned!
Approach to teaching: 
My goal is for people to enjoy the art process and learn to observe the world around them with fresh eyes.
Training and Distinctions: 
MA in art therapy from New York University, studied also at the Art Institute of Chicago, exhibitions at theNewburyport Art Association, Front Porch Gallery, Wellfleet MA, Essex Art Center, Lawrence Heritage Museum, Buttonwoods Museum, and featured in collections throughout the country, art teacher for 10 years at St. Michael School in North Andover.