Mary Lou Johns is a
part-time resident of Breckenridge where she has been a member of Women of
Watercolor for over 10 years. Her watercolors are inspired by the majestic scenery
of Summit County, Colorado. Her paintings have been displayed at the
Speakeasy Theatre, the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery, and at “Meet the
Artists,” as well as in the Arts Alive! Gallery where she is a member.
She also spends time in
Evanston, Illinois and Ontario, Wisconsin. The rural scenery of southwestern
Wisconsin has provided continuing inspiration for her barn series. In the
Chicago area, she is a member of the North Shore Art League and has studied
with Peggy McNamara and James Wisnowski. In Colorado she has studied with Ann Weaver and Kate
Mary Lou’s watercolors are
largely representational, with occasional forays into soft-focus florals.
She enjoys painting in plein air with other artists. Her artistic
method is to capture the scene in a pencil drawing, then add and take away
to create a pleasing composition. She hopes that viewers will feel the
love in the mountain scenery, as she does.
In addition to her passion for art, Mary Lou is a certified Life Coach.
She works with individuals and groups in the areas of career change and
development, creativity, goal achievement, and relationships. She is a
popular Summit County teacher and presenter, having taught “The Artist’s
Way” at CMC and numerous workshops. Mary Lou writes the column “Creativity
Corner” for The Country Register and is “The Creativity Coach” for
www.silvervixens.com She is the author of Coach Yourself into ACTION:
How to Get What You Want with 7 Simple Strategies.