Colorful realism is the best way to describe Mary Ann's paintings. Her paintings draw the viewer into them with bold and vibrant colors. Her skillful use of value adds depth to each work.
A specialist in oil painting, Mary Ann has been an artist for over 40 years. She is locally known for her enthusiastic paintings of birds and seaside scenes. Her recent sunset series has met with great success.
She exhibits her work every year in the Fulton Oysterfest . Mary Ann has developed designs for the annual Oysterfest T-shirt for several seasons. She has also created and shown a life-size nativity scene in the Fulton Christmas display.
Mary Ann is a second generation Texas artist. Her mother, Ann Halepaska, was well known in Victoria, Texas for her portraits and still lifes. Mary Ann was an avid student of locally renowned Rockport artist Simon Michael. She paints regularly with the prolific Fulton Firehouse Artists and daily in the loft studio on her home