Mary Jeanne Martz
For Mary-Jeanne, painting and travel are strongly linked. For almost 60 years, her travels have taken her around the world. She primarily paints landscapes in oil, but also uses water media and pastel. She states: “I put a piece of myself in my paintings. In the process of painting, I both lose and find myself. My personal experiences and emotions are a part of my paintings. As I work on a piece or look at the finished product, I connect back again to that place and time. I relive it and find joy and peace. My hope is that others will also experience what I feel when they view my paintings.” She has had her work accepted in juried shows at the Arlington Artists Alliance, the Art League in Alexandria, the Arts Club of Washington, and the McLean Art Society. She shows continuously at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City.