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Mary Morris

Mary Morris


Artist Work

Rocky & Tess
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
The One Less Traveled By
Oil on Canvas
19 x 15"
Oil on Board
11 x 14"
Four Fairy Wrens
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10"
Slow it Down
Oil on Linen
11 x 17"
Cherished Treasures, Memento Mori
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20"

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am particularly drawn to animals and nature. The beauty and wonder of God’s creation is a great source of inspiration to me. I paint in oils. Through my painting, I strive to evoke a feeling, memory or a picture into the mind. Most of my work illustrates the brevity of life and the importance of fully appreciating the moments of today.

Artist Bio

Mary Morris has been drawing, painting, and creating art since childhood.

She found peace spending time outside exploring the beauty of God’s creation.

Mary was born and raised in Georgia. Being the daughter of a Veterinarian, she naturally loved and respected all creatures; great and small.

She jumped at every chance to assist her father in treating, administering meds to and collecting data from the animals at the Vet School.

Mary studied Fine Art, Art History and Graphic Design throughout her education.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Corcoran School of Art in 1992.

While raising two precious children, she opened her Stationery business, Magpie Designs.

From 2005 ~2017, she designed invitations, cards and stationery using her original watercolor paintings.

Mary studied Oil Painting at The Yellow Barn, The Kentlands,

The Arts Barn and The Compass Atelier for 8 years.

She is currently in The 3 year Master Artist Program at The Compass Atelier in Rockville, Maryland

under the instruction of Artist and Teacher Glen Kessler.

After completing the program, she will continue to paint, show, exhibit, and commission her Original Oil paintings.



Corcoran School of Art & Design, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Graphic Design

Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC, Fine Arts Program 1986-1989


Post Graduate Coursework

Oil Painting, Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, Maryland 2009-2013

Oil and Color Theory, The Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, Maryland 2013-2014

Painting through the lens, Glen Kessler Art & Teaching, Rockville, Maryland 2013-2016

Master Artist Program, The Compass Atelier, Rockville, Maryland 2017-2020



2019  Paint the Town Labor Day Show, Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, Maryland

2019  Artists & Makers Gallery Show, Artists & Makers Gallery, Rockville, Maryland

2019  Rockville Arts League Juried Members’ Exhibit, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, Maryland

2019  Animal Farm Exhibition, Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf,  Washington, DC

2019  6th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Center for Arts, Montpelier, Virginia

2019  Small Works Show, Gallery North, Edmonds,Washington

2018  Reflections: An Open Juried show, Bowie City Hall, Bowie, Maryland

2018  Of A Feather…Birds in Art, The AnneMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons Island, Maryland

2017  Fur, Feathers & Fins: Our Faithful Pets, The AnneMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,

           Solomons Island, Maryland

2017  12x12 Exhibition & Auction, The Compass Atelier, Rockville, Maryland

2017  MAA Member Show: Spring at Brookside Gardens, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland

2017  The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase 42nd Annual Community Art Show and Sale

           Chevy Chase, Maryland

2017  Spring Emergence Exhibition, New Masters Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland

2017  Spectacular Skies, AnneMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons Island, Maryland

2016  46the Annual Labor Day Art Show, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Maryland

2016  MAA Kensington: “Paint the Town” Labor Day Art Show, The Kensington Armory,

           Kensington, Maryland

2016 New Masters Art Gallery Opening Show, Rockville, Maryland

2016 Amici Miei Restaurant and Bar Exhibition, Potomac, Maryland

2016 Artomatic, Park Potomac, Potomac, Maryland

2015 Shades of Summer, The Compass Atelier, Rockville, Maryland

2015 Three paintings featured on Vineyard Colors, Martha’s Vineyard Facebook page

2014 Rising Tide, Washington Artworks Gallery, Rockville, Maryland

2014 The Women’s Club of Potomac Art Show & Sale, P.U.M. Church, Potomac, Maryland

2013 Cultural Council of Georgetown Chocolate Sunday Show & Auction, Millbrook Plantation,

           Georgetown, South Carolina

1993 Graduate Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1989 Solo Exhibition: Art by Mary Crawford, Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC



A Study Abroad: Paris, Versailles, Rouen, Honfleur & Normandy, The Compass Atelier, 2016



Former Member: New Masters Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland

Member: Montgomery Art Association, Silver Spring, Maryland

Member: Rockville Art League, Rockville, Maryland

Member: Friends of the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo Park, Maryland