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Mary Jean Weber is a graduate of Principia College in Illinois. She has done post graduate work in art at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Then she continued her studies through workshops with such outstanding artists as Joyce Pike, Ann Templeton, Elizabeth Mowry, Albert Handell, Wm. Schultz, Doug Dawson, Daniel Green, and Thomas Trausch.
While living in Connecticut she painted under the name of Vogt. There she received more than 16 awards including Best of Show-The Manchester Herald Award. Many of her paintings were included in professional juried shows such as the Connecticut Academy Show at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, and the Connecticut Artist's Annual in the Slater Museum in Norwich, Conn.
Her work has been purchased by over 500 private collectors as well as corporate collectors such as City University of New York, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Conn., Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati Financial Corporation, and Kings Island Inn in their Presidential suite for President Ford's visit,The Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, KY, and The Alois Alzheimer Center in Cincinnati where seven 3ft. by 5ft. oil landscapes are displayed in their lobby. She opened an art gallery in Lebanon Connecticut and continued the Lebanon Gallery and Frame Shop when she moved to Lebanon, Ohio in 1977. When she closed the gallery in 1988, she became an interior designer for Riley's furniture and then for her own shop Accent on Elegance until 1997. At that time she returned to her first love-Painting. She now concentrates her energies in producing paintings in either oil or pastel. She considers herself an American Impressionist Landscape painter, and loves to study how the effects of color, light and atmosphere create a tranquil mood. The peace she feels when viewing a landscape is what inspires her to paint. She wants to capture that fleeting moment of beauty that uplifts the spirit. Her yearly European painting trips also yield many charming paintings.
She is an active participant in the art scene in Cincinnati, being an exhibiting member of the Cincinnati Art Club, The Woman's Art Club, The Pendleton Art Center, Studio 106, The Brush and Palette Painters, a weekly plein air painting group. She is represented by several galleries such as The Design Consortium in Cincinnati, Art on the Levee, Newport, KY, and Starry Night Gallery, Loveland, OH p>
Among the many awards she has received from Juried Shows, she is especially proud to be a signature member of the American Impressionist Society (A.I.S.) and signs her paintings with these initials.