June Featured Artist – Mary Ellen Mabe

June 2024
“Art Colors Life”

On First Friday, June 7th, The Artists’ Gallery will feature new paintings by Mary Ellen Mabe in “Art Colors Life.” Mary Ellen grew up in the Finger Lakes of New York and learned how to draw at an early age. She began painting in oil with classes taught by local regional artists and continued to paint after relocating to Chicago, Connecticut, Texas and the United Kingdom. In 2004, Mary Ellen and her husband moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she began taking mentoring classes with Nancy Tankersley in Easton. Over the years, Mary Ellen has had workshops with many well respected and accomplished artists and has continued to be inspired to be in an area so rich in the arts.

“My subject matter remains varied, but I love painting flowers and figures in various settings. Color is integral to my passion for art!” Since her arrival on the Eastern Shore, Mary Ellen has juried into Oxford Fine Arts and Local Color, receiving two Judges’ Awards of Excellence and two Honorable Mentions. She has been a member of the St. Michael’s Art League since 2006 and juried into the Working Artists’ Forum in 2015. In 2018, she became a partner with The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown.

Mary Ellen’s paintings in “Art Colors Life” will be featured in The Artists’ Gallery throughout the month of June. Contact Mary Ellen at the Gallery at 410-778-2425 or visit her website at www.maryellenmabe.com.