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My Bio

Cedar Ridge Studio

Mary Ann Van Soest  grew up in rural Jasper County Indiana on a farm with a large forest of oak trees. Spending most daylight hours  outside in the woods and fields surrounding the farm influenced the direction this artist has gone.

"I began my art career early  when I could first picked up a  pencil and crayon I was always messing with art"

After taking 33 years time out for a business career  3 years ago she picked up a brush again and plunged back into the field of art.

Experimenting  with all aspects of art this artist is not afraid to try someting new and stretch herself .

The results of that experimentation are collages, acrylic paintings, photography, rust dyeing fabric paintings, textiles, raku pottery and cloth fabrications that speak of her journey thru nature and life.

She can be found in her studio set in the midst of landscaped gardens and the tall oak and pine trees creating art for others enjoyment.

2010 will find her full time in pursuit of her new career ART