Tuesday, December 6, 2011

St. James artist won't quit

Interesting story about a St. James artist on the Columbia Missourian website: Watercolor artist Mary Lou Corn, 83, never stops painting. Here's an excerpt:

The beauty of the world has driven Mary Lou Corn to keep painting for more than 50 years.

Corn, 83, of St. James, works every day, painting watercolors of delicate antiques, exotic fabrics, food, flowers and Ozark landscapes.

She has earned national recognition for her watercolors.

As a signature member of the Missouri and Kansas watercolor societies, the Honor Society of Watercolor USA and the National Watercolor Society, Corn has exhibited her work in national juried shows for the past three decades.

Corn's son and daughter-in-law, John Corn and Sandy Gummersheimer, held a small exhibition on Nov. 20 at their Columbia home. She will be part of a group show, "Bella Arts," being held in March at Rolla's The Centre.

People can also see her work at the Meramec Vineyard in St. James and at the Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City.

Have you ever seen her work?

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