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"The Good Book"
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is a colorist and contemporary impressionist. She began painting in 2006 after an early retirement from a performing arts career allowed her the opportunity to indulge in a childhood dream of becoming a visual artist. With color the motivating factor in her desire to paint, she picked up a palette knife and the magic of creation began. The love affair is still in high gear seven years later, and Maryanne feels truly blessed to have found one more passion in a life that has been filled with artistic accomplishments.

Over the past few years Maryanne has been juried into many local and national shows including : the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, Women Painters of the Southeast and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She has won many awards, including First Place and Best of Show and paints en plein air as often as possible. She is collected both nationally and abroad and recent corporate collectors include The Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida.

What collectors have to say:
Although Maryanne Jacobsen has described her work as “a gallery of forgotten dreams”, her body of original paintings is hardly forgettable. Indeed, her vibrantly-colored oils have been described by collectors and fellow artists as lyrical, inspired and passionate, since feeling is the motivating theme behind each piece of art she creates. Although Maryanne took a circuitous route to achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a visual artist, she is a late bloomer that seldom disappoints. Repeat collectors are always enchanted with her deliberate impasto and unabashed use of color, and new paintings are quickly acquired. Maryanne began her oil painting journey in February of 2006, and since then hardly a day passes by that has not found her with palette knife in hand, and face streaked with cadmium colors. Ironically, this new form of grease paint replaces a successful career in the performing arts, which Jacobsen also achieved through a road less traveled. Ms. Jacobsen is the former regional director of The Rock School West, an official school of The Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as the founding director of West Chester Dance Theatre. Her work is being enthusiastically collected throughout the United States and abroad, and in the short amount of time that she has been exhibiting her works, she has been accepted into dozens of juried shows, collected numerous awards along the way, and has exhibited her work in prestigious invitationals through the country, as well as government buildings and commercial establishments throughout the Florida area.



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