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.
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.