Mary Jane Andreozzi
Mary Jane’s work is inspired by the grace, strength, and beauty of the natural world. She searches for a similar sense of balance and harmony in her work that she observes in nature. She is interested in expressing an inner energy that leans towards symbolism and becomes more than a realistic rendering.
Exploring methods and materials is an important component to her work process. Her current series of wax drawings on wood began as an exploration of landscape images, but she found herself inspired by the forms in the wood and her imagery moved toward abstraction. The designs grew organically into what is a balance between her own insight combined with the natural form. Her process begins with the search for wood that has creative potential. She often carves and sculpts the wood to enhance the form. She develops the imagery over a period of time until the piece takes on a presence or “soul”of its own. Working in conjunction with nature, and creating something new, is a rewarding process that Mary Jane feels has lasting meaning.
Mary Jane is currently the Art Department Chairperson at Bay View Academy in Riverside, Rhode Island. She received her Masters of Art in Teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts from Rhode Island College. Her work has been exhibited in different venues throughout New England and is in several corporate and private collections.
Mary Jane currently lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts.