Read about Mary Jane's work in the ADQ article Feb/Mar/Apr 2013 issue.
A story about a little boy who drew a picture to give as a gift impressed Mary Jane as a child and has inspired her ever since. That creative spark continued to grow through childhood and school years, culminating with a degree in Art Education from the University of Nebraska in 1972.
Mary Jane taught high school art in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and later in Australia for several years. She explores new materials and ideas and loves sharing them with her students. The joy of creating art continued during the 24 years she managed the gift shop at the Denver Art Museum, while she enjoyed a ring-side seat to art exhibits from around the world.
Since 2009, Mary Jane has developed a series of unique doll designs and created over 600 individual pieces, exhibiting and selling them at art festivals throughout Colorado. Her figurative pieces have involved the use of fabrics, mixed media, and found natural materials.