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Mary Sheehan Winn

I was born in Boston and raised on the coastal South Shore of Massachusetts, where I still live with my husband and two cats. Our location, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, is constant inspiration for my creative soul.
Always an artist, I began painting and drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon. My parents enrolled me in oil painting lessons at a local Art and Frame shop when I was 11 years old. I attended New England School of Art's 3 year program for advertising and design, and went on to work in the Printing Industry, the Restaurant industry and in Hospital Public Relations.

In 2005 inspired by Duane Keiser's Painting a Day blog, I started my own blog and found that the blogging world was a perfect support system which created incentive to challenge myself, and also provided feedback and encouragement from artists and viewers alike. It also brought me into a world of other artists whose work inspires me every day and helped me develop a following from all over the globe. Fast forward to today and Instagram, with its app, has mostly replaced the blog with its immediacy.

Always a student, I have studied with many accomplished painters some of whom include Peggi Kroll Roberts, Charles Sovek, Alfred 'Chip' Chadbourne, Colin Page, Lois Griffel, and Carol Marine. Continuing to seek out workshops with artists, whose work appeals to me, keeps me engaged and growing. As my art continues to evolve, I have taken interest in paper collage, abstract painting and printmaking, as these mediums appeal to my love of color and design.

I am a longtime member of 4th Floor Artists, Provincetown Art Association, Naples Art Association and North River Arts Society and have taught classes and workshops in both Massachusetts and Naples, Florida. I maintain a studio in a wonderful old shoe factory.