Chair, Board of Directors
Mary Louise calls Southern Atelier her art home. Raised in Maryland, having spent many years in Europe, she has long experience as an oil painter, working both in the studio and en plein air. Before moving permanently to Sarasota, Mary Louise was President of the Board of Directors for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists in Ridgefield, CT. She brings her experience and enthusiasm for running a small non-profit to Southern Atelier.
“My goal is to have a great community of artists to work with, and Southern Atelier has helped me achieve that goal. The men and women here are fantastic artists and thinkers, and I’m thrilled to be part of the school and to be able to paint.”