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About MaryAnn Goodwin

MaryAnn Goodwin resides in Neptune, NJ. She received a BFA with a major in painting and a minor in graphic design from Caldwell University. MaryAnn was a graphic artist and art director for the Graphics department at Monmouth County Park System. She was an award-winning graphic designer; creating gold medal designs of newsletters, annual reports, wayside signage and interpretive displays seen and used throughout the park system.

MaryAnn works in watercolor and acrylic. She currently teaches watercolor and drawing at adult art education centers. She exhibits throughout the tri-state area; recently winning the 2021 Audubon Artists Honorary John M. Angelini Memorial Award in aqua media. She is an elected member of New Jersey Water Color Society, a board member for The Guild of Creative Arts, and an associate member of Audubon Artists, ArtAlliance of Monmouth County, Belmar Arts Center, Garden State Water Color Society, Manasquan River Group of Artists, Monmouth Arts Foundation,

Artist Statement

She works in watercolor because she loves its serendipity in the way that pigment, water and substrate combine. However, the completed image demands that she exerts a certain level of control. As she paints object, patterns and tiles she becomes immersed in the detail and create an inner dialogue with them and how they relate to each other. The objects also become part of a narrative that will emerge as the completed painting. The titles of her pieces often suggest that narrative.

Her wish is for the audience to come away with a visceral response to the message and designs in each of her paintings. A narrative is embedded within for the viewer to create. Her latest series combines objects, patterns and perspective. One work has a bottle of champagne and a tin of caviar. Could this be a celebration or an overindulgence? Other paintings suggest desire and craving for material things and the natural world.

In still another painting toys are strewn on the floor; a normal situation. But utilizing a bird’s eye view asks her audience to really look at the objects and see the shapes, shadows and textures as never before. Then it is up to them to create their own narrative; their interpretations and stories.

New Brunswick Art Salon 2022 – Watercolor and Mixed Media: “After the Charm: In the Name of Autumn” Exhibition


Public Art

  • 2020 Mural, Huber Woods Park, Middletown NJ
  • 2018 StarFish Sculpture, Pier Village Long Branch NJ
  • 2016 Public Rain Barrels for Coastal Towns, NJ Water Conservancy

Group shows

  • 2022 Juried Show Annual Show, GSWC
  • 2021 Juried Show Annual Show, NJWCS
  • 2021 Juried Show Annual Show, GSWC
  • 2021 Audubon Artists 2021, Salmagundi Club, N
  • 2020 Regularly exhibits, Thompson Park Gallery
  • 2020 Juried Show Annual Show, NJWCS
  • 2020 The Guild Annual Juried State Show
  • 2020 The Bungalow, Monmouth Arts Foundation
  • 2020 Exhibiting Members of The Guild, Oyster Point Hotel
  • 2019 Juried Show Annual Show, NJWCS
  • 2019 Annual Holiday, Monmouth Museum
  • 2019 Watercolor Survey, Monmouth Museum
  • 2019 Annual Survey Show, Monmouth Museum
  • 2019 The Guild Annual Juried State Show
  • 2018 4-person show, Brielle Library
  • 2018 Monmouth Arts Foundation, Monmouth Street Gallery
  • 2018 The Guild Annual Juried State Show
  • 2017 Regularly exhibits, Belmar Arts
  • 2015 Regularly exhibits, The Guild
  • 2015 Regularly exhibits, Arts Alliance

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