Mary Warnick studied art from elementary through high school. She earned a degree in Home Economics Education at Penn State where she met her husband of 63 years. After 11 years as a full-time mom she returned to teaching until she took a full-time job with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, from which she retired in 1990.
Mary took watercolor classes in Massachusetts until her husband retired in 1993 and they moved to Florida. She took classes with local artists, joined BWS, SAL, TASGOB, FWS and the Pieces of 8. For 15 years she taught drawing and watercolor in her studio at the Henegar Center. Mary believes that drawing skills are important influences in the way she works.
Active in the early years of BWS, serving as Secretary for four years and Publicity for one year, Mary continues to volunteer for BWS to this day.
Mary’s work has been accepted and awarded in juried competitions. Her work is in local collections, and other parts of the country, shown by BCA, in the lounge of her condo, and at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where she is a member.
Featured painting: “Paradise Found”