As an artist, I see colour, line, shape, light, and shadow. The interplay of these elements is what draws me to paint a particular landscape, still-life or street scene. Sometimes my work focuses on one of these elements or a combination, radiant colour, shimmering light or dramatic diagonal lines, particularly evident in mountain landscapes, courtesy of mother nature. My greatest satisfaction occurs when these elements can draw the viewer into my work.
– Mary Ann Tarini Hews
Mary Ann is an active member of the Calgary Sketch Club, the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Leighton Art Centre and The Calgary Artists Society. She attends workshops in Canada, the USA and Italy. She paints both in her studio and en plein air. She was born in Northern Ontario, is of Italian descent, and paints under her Italian maiden name Tarini. Following a career as a translator, interpreter, and a family move to Calgary, she began and continues a serious pursuit of her lifelong love of painting.