Living most of her life on islands, Mary Lou is passionately drawn to watery scenes and their infinite array of color, mood, and composition in her artistic photographic creations. After retiring from her private practice as a marriage and family therapist and divorce mediator, she plunged into her love of photography and digital painting capturing God’s beauty with a watery emphasis. Coastal environments throughout the U.S., South America, the Caribbean and Europe are favorites.
Mary Lou’s art is displayed in many private collections but here are some local public ones to view:
Sarasota Memorial Rehab Hospital 47 large canvases and framed prints
LBK Club Inn on the Beach- S end of LBK- lobby very large canvases
Amore Restaurant Sarasota- 4 Italian canvases
The Toasted Mango Cafe on 41 – 13 tropical subjects on canvas
The Toasted Mango Cafe on Siesta Key -15 canvases
Drs. Hospital lobby and hallways- beach images canvas
Longbeach Cafe- north end of LBK 10 canvases
“Hey! Wait for Me!” from cover of Sarasota Magazine plus 10 others
Mary Lou’s coffee table book, The Lure of Longboat Key, sold out in 8 months and is in its second printing. It was featured in NYC at the International BookExpoUSA receiving national and international awards.
Art honors and awards include juried local, state, national and international competitions. Most recently, her fine art exhibition was in NYC at the International ArtExpoNY. Mary Lou was a Finalist in NY Times Square International Competition and a Finalist in Photographer of the Year for Popular Photography Magazine. Her images have been featured in The PPA Showcase, the book of Professional Photographers of America, ShutterbugPhotography Magazine, Southern Boating, Sarasota Herald, Siesta Observer, Longboat Key Observer, Longboat Key News, among other magazines and newspapers.
She volunteers her photography for many community non-profits. Always willing and wanting to try new activities, her main ones include playing tennis, reading, attending community events, and getting together with friends and family.
All of Mary Lou’s images can now be custom sizes on paper, canvas, metal or glass!View Artist's Work