Mary Ann Collins

Mary Ann Collins

 

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phone (310) 251-2800
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biography

As a native born “Angelina” (Los Angeles, CA), Mary Ann Collins has been influenced by the beauty, the diversity of the landscape, as well as the people of Southern California. Every aspect of life inspires her art, from a sunrise to the birth of a grandchild.

Her interest in creating art has been life long. What was proper lab report once a hobby for many years grew into her passion. Even before her formal education she was experimenting with numerous mediums which included drawing, painting, printmaking, metals, fibers, woods and ceramics. She sold her work, but wanted to grow her talent by going back to school to learn and experiment with new concepts and techniques.

A return to school several years ago resulted in Mary Ann obtaining an Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts from El Camino College. She continued honing her skills and achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Sculpture from CSU Long Beach. Sculpture, she found, had no limitations allowing her to use an inexhaustible spectrum of resources to produce pieces as minute as a fly to the size of a door opening.

Other education came from attending SMCC, ECCC, ISOMATA, PV Art Center and artist to artist training.

Mary Ann is inspired from her extensive travels around the world as well as her own life experiences. Other cultures, nature, people, the human body, various natural and/or man-made materials, and textures stimulate her creativity. She generates pieces in a variety of media in two and three dimensions. You will view examples of paintings, drawings, metal works, jewelry and, of course, the all encompassing sculpture.

Her work has been hung in galleries and homes in numerous states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming.

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COMMUNITY

Being community oriented, Mary Ann has been involved in and made art contributions to various Fund-raisers such as: The Friends of the Wellness Community, Sandpipers, South Bay Board of Realtors, Cherry Hills Village Elementary, Habitat for Humanity, and the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation.

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