Artist of the Month

Mary Jennings (for Sept. 2018)

“Plein Air painting is a wonderful way to challenge yourself as a painter. It’s a new experience every time on the easel, with the scenery constantly changing and the work required to achieve the correct colors and key in your work. I enjoy pushing myself as an artist and an instructor. I can’t encourage anyone to do something unless I’ve experienced it myself.”

Mary holds a BFA from Moore College of Art in Textile Design with over 30 years professional experience ranging from interior design, fine art creation, to teaching and coaching. It is her desire to create art that inspires learning and discovery from the viewer. Currently involved in mentoring and teaching activities, creating art for juried exhibitions as well as leading events in her role as Director of the Arlington Artists Academy at Gallery Clarendon and Artist-In-Residence at Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, VA.

In her role as Director of the Arlington Artists Academy, she desires to build a program that will bring basic art making skills to the students as well as give the talented instructors an outlet. More importantly, she would like to build a inclusive and innovative, creative community in a welcoming setting that is sustainable in any location.

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