Max's Gloucester City
Mahlon K. Taylor House
"Jim Thorpe Train Station"
"Valley Forge". oil. 9.5 x 12
"Morning Walk" oil. 11 x 14
"The Dubliner" Watercolor
"Judit" Watercolor
"Shoe". Oil. 8x8
"Lacy" Watercolor. 6.5 x 9.25
"Mary Joan" Pastel.
"Pisa". Watercolor.
"Harp 2" Watercolor
"Running Shoes" Oil. 8 x 8
"Andrew" Watercolor.
"Backyard" Watercolor. 8.5 x 11.5
"Harp Repair". Watercolor.
"Featherweight" Oil. 8 x 10
"Teapot" Watercolor. 7.5 x 9.5
"Earth Day at Fonthill". Watercolor

Mary Manahan

Watercolor, oil, pastel

Why paint?  For me,  art is a way to connect with my mother, who attended the Art Student’s League and illustrated for magazines in NY in the 1940s and 50s before marrying and having children. 

But fabric was my first love. I painted, dyed, stitched, designed and exhibited Art Quilts for years before turning to Watercolor as my medium of choice. Hopewell’s Queenstown Gallery presented a retrospective of my work from September to November in 2008. Then I embarked on a quest to learn everything I could about painting, taking classes from Marie Natale,  Mary Whyte, Mel Stabin, Iain Stewart, Fabio Cembranelli and others. 

I participated in the 2nd Annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival, and met many wonderful artists and experienced the joy and challenges of outdoor painting, which I have grown to love.

Most Wednesdays from April through November I join the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters somewhere in beautiful Bucks County to paint.

I consider myself very lucky to have to time to devote to art,  among other things.  After receiving a BA in English in 1980 from Rider University, I put my husband through law school working as a Promotional Writer for a computer company. When our daughter was in first grade, I went back to school to learn massage therapy, and had my own business for about a decade.  I am also an Irish Tin Whistle Player, and play in local sessions whenever I get a chance.