About Maryann Burton
Originally from Jersey City, NJ, Maryann Burton became interested in art as a career while in high school art class at St. Dominic Academy, and Hudson County Vocational Technical School. She furthered her art studies at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. She presently teaches Watercolor at MBurtonArt Studio&Gallery in Moonachie, NJ, and at the Cedar Grove Public Library. A volunteer with the Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Art Committee, she has attained signature status in the Hudson Valley Art Association, The North East Watercolor Society, New Jersey Water Color Society (served as board member), and is an elected member of The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (board member), a fellow with The American Artists Professional League, and The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Maryann’s paintings have won awards in various art venues and hang in corporate and private collections worldwide.
Creating a painting is an adventure that begins with how I perceive the world around me. Inspiration, many times, comes from the play of light, how it creates and dissipates color, and whether it is absorbed or reflected. It is a challenge to my senses and technical skills, expressing these effects on paper. The flow, spontaneity, and feel of painting with transparent watercolor thrills me. The unpredictability of the medium is part of the fun.
Whether evoking a feeling or a memory, bringing someone a sense of peace or joy, or reminding them of a familiar time or place, I like to make an emotional connection through my artwork.
New Brunswick Art Salon 2021 Fall Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition