"Washington Square Arch" Oil on Board, 18 1/8"x14 1/8", 22 3/4"x18 3/4" framed
Winner of first prize Richard C. Pionk Award, SCNY 2018
Having been inspired by the Impressionist movement, Mary Jo Carew began studying fine arts in college but found herself becoming a teacher for 30 years. It was after retiring from teaching that she was able to put her creative energy into making art. After being trained as a Plein Air painter in Southern California, she moved to New York City and took portrait painting classes at the Art Students League. Her work reflects her desire to capture landscapes and figures in a moment in time. Mary Jo had multiple exhibitions at the Salmagundi Art Club, The National Association of Women Artists, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. As for solo exhibitions, she has shown in "Portrait Figures" and "Plein Air Landscapes" at the Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor in Greenwich Village.