Mary Jo Carew

A Walk Down MacDougal

Mary Jo Carew was born in 1944 and grew up in La Mesa, California. She now divides her time between New York City and Southwest Harbor, Maine. She was trained as a plein air painter in Southern California, before moving to New York City and taking various portrait painting classes at the Arts Student League. Selected exhibitions include, SOCALARTISTS “Point of View,” SOCALPAPA “Small is Beautiful”, as well as two solo exhibitions, “Portrait Figures” and “Plein Air Landscapes” at Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor in Greenwich Village, NY

Carew works with oil on canvas.  Her work focuses on plein air landscapes, portraits, and figurative work within the natural environment. She seeks to capture moments in time through the contrast of light and shadow to create dramatic landscapes in order to excite an emotional response to her work.

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