Mary Jo Anzel: Instructional Art Videos & Art Posters"I believe in a creative interpretation rather than a strict botanical rendering of the subject matter."
Mary Jo Anzel
Welcome to Mary Jo Anzel's Studio.
The Anzel watercolor paintings feature flowing flowers, gardens and her "through the window" series. Her work is characterized by bright, vibrant colors and reflects her unique sensitivity for nature's design. Much of the inspiration for her work is provided by the idyllic setting of her cozy studio amidst a secluded garden of brightly colored flowers and plants.About the Artist
A native New Yorker, Mary Jo Anzel has studied at the School of Visual Arts, The Students League and Pace University where she received her Bachelors degree. Artist, lecturer, demonstrator, and art show judge, her work is featured in corporate headquarters, professional offices and private collections throughout the United States. In addition, she is on the teaching staff of The Adult Center of Great Neck, conducts workshops at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the Art Center of Sarasota as well as in her private studio. Her monoprints were featured in an article in Watercolor Magazine titled: Indirect Painting with Watercolor – Spring 2002 edition.
Her use of bright, vibrant colors blended with an impressionistic handling of the details of her subject characterize her work.
“One reason that I love to paint is that it allows me to express my feelings by use of color, light and shapes. All these come together in my creations and I constantly experiment with new approaches and techniques to keep my paintings vital and vibrant.”
“When I became seriously involved in gardening, I found that my paintings naturally gravitated to florals and landscapes. A floral palette consists of an endless spectrum of color and the subject matter, whether alone or in a natural setting, challenges me to capture its beauty.”
“I truly enjoy the challenge posed in creating the mood that accompanies a floral or landscape scene; my enthusiasm soars and I achieve a deep satisfaction whenever I complete a painting that I feel succeeds on all levels.”