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Mary Lou Correia

 

Mary Lou Correia, Isle of Capris, 8" x 10", Oil on canvas on panel Mary Lou Correia, Trolley, 12" x 9", Oil on canvas on panel Mary Lou Correia, Nova Scotia Chitty Camp, 9" x 12", Oil on canvas - $600 Mary Lou Correia, Moonshine, 12" x 24", Oil on canvas - $1200
Mary Lou Correia, Oysters at Inverness, 12" x 9", Oil on canvas on panel Mary Lou Correia, Hyde Street at North Point, 9" x 12", Oil on canvas on panel
Mary Lou Correia, Carousel Pier 39, 16" x 12", Oil on panel - $800 Mary Lou Correia, The Finish, 11" x 14", Oil on panel Mary Lou Correia, Red Lanterns, 11" x 14", Oil on panel - $700
Mary Lou Correia, Legion, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas - $850 Mary Lou Correia, Hyde Street Autumn Colors, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas on panel Mary Lou Correia, Coit Tower, Greenwich Street, 11" x 14", Oil on panel - $800
Mary Lou Correia, Palace of Fine Arts, 11" x 14", Oil on panel Mary Lou Correia, Dragon Gate, 12" x 16", Oil on panel - $900
Mary Lou Correia, Ferry Building, 20" x 16", Oil on canvas Mary Lou Correia, China Town, 16" x 12", Oil on panel Mary Lou Correia, Ferry Building 2, 20" x 16", Oil on canvas

 

Mary Lou Correia: Artist Statement

Mary Lou Correia’s inspiration for painting arises from observing Nature and man’s gentle intrusion into it- the angular slope of an old barn, reflections in a quiet stream, the changing of light of a pastoral scene.

Influenced by the Impressionists’ use of brilliant, sensuous layers of color, she observes the grace and beauty of Nature to capture a vignette in time. Painting loosely with exuberant brush strokes, her vibrant color combinations express the changing moods of the landscapes. The subtle use of figures stirs the viewer’s imagination. Challenged by painting pure landscape with only the hint of human presence, her painting encourages the viewer to appreciate and preserve landscape for future generations.

Mary Lou has a classical art education. She received a bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University, followed by graduate work at CCAC in Oakland. After an early career teaching art at Salinas High School and Monterey Community College, she worked for a number of years as a designer and as Director of Publication for Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Mary Lou has received many awards and exhibited through the Bay Area and nationally, including Oil Painters of America Annual Show, Washington D.C.; Plein Air Painting Festivals in: Carmel; Marinscapes Festival; Carquinez Scene on the Straits.