There will be an opening reception at the Vine Wine Bar and Art Gallery for local artist, Mary E. Andeline on Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. The Vine Wine Bar and Art Gallery is Located on Highway KK in Osage Beach.
Mary loves to paint, and gives workshops in her studio, which is located in her home in Sunrise Beach, overlooking the lake.
Mary is primarily a self-taught realist. Her interest in art began in high school and was later influenced by a year spent in West Germany and touring Austria and Switzerland. Mary, having had lessons with a wildlife specialist in St. Louis, later decided to go to college and received a Degree in Elementary Education specializing in Art.
She is a member and former president of the Ozark Brush and Palette Club and also a former member of the St. Louis Artist Guild, South County Art Assoc. and the Jefferson County Art Group before Mary and her husband Gary moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.
Specializing in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor, her favorite subjects include flowers, wildlife, country scenes, landscapes and seascapes, while she remains flexible opening to new ideas and subject matter.
Mary has exhibited her work in local, national and international shows. Her work has won numerous awards including Christmas Card Competition for the Epworth Children Home and a national Earth Day Competition sponsored by the Telephone Pioneers of America and has won numerous “Best of Shows” awards. She also had a painting in a Gallery in Lyon, France.
Mary has been teaching oil, acrylic and watercolor painting for several years. Her students have ranged from early elementary to older adult. Her joy is working with others who are interested in expressing themselves through art at any age.