MaryAnn Weselyk grew up in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,
an area rich in art culture. Influenced by her surroundings, she
studied water color technique and figure drawing under the supervision
of two well-known artists, Ray di John and the late Rea Redifer.
Weselyks extensive study of impressionism, post-impressionism,
and the modern revolutionary movements of the late 19th and early
20th centuries truly opened her eyes to art without boundaries.
As a colorist, Weselyk added the medium of oil for its rich subdued
hues and depth. She also likes to work in acrylics for liveliness
and spontaneity. Weselyk places emphasis on strength in abstract
design, linear movement, and saturation of color with interesting
patterns and texture. She feels that by removing ones self
from some literal details, one can express the character of objects
and their interrelationships, show fresh detail, and achieve greater
beauty and grandeur. No matter how whimsical or perhaps quizzical,
Weselyk wants her work to be perceived as believable with a delight
to the senses so that a viewer may say with no uncertainty, yes,
of course, pearls are blue!
Weselyk exhibits her contemporary oil paintings throughout
the mid-Atlantic states. She has won awards in watercolor, oil,
and sculpture. Her career in art began with acceptance into the
Chadds Ford School Annual Art show in 1989. In 2001, Weselyk was
asked to be Donating Artist and later Featured Artist
in 2007. Since then, she has exhibited in many shows (both juried
and non-juried), including the Immaculata University Art Show (Featured
Artist), Yellow Springs Art show, Chester County Art Association,
and Longwood Art Gallery Solo show.