Mary Ann Davis

“Indiana has such a variety of subject matter, from the dunes, which look as if you are at the ocean, to the blue hills in the south, and rocky cliffs in the west. The subject matter is endless.”

Mary Ann Davis

Plein air Oil and pastel
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More than a decade ago, Mary Ann Davis began painting with the Indiana Plein Air Painters. After a short time, she became hooked on plein air or painting on location, and she also began doing studio work.

Mary Ann’s goal as an artist is to share her view of the world, and she uses impressionistic elements, color, movement, and vitality in her paintings to convey to others how she sees a scene and the colors she sees within it.

Although Indiana offers a storied history of plein air painting, Mary Ann creates her artwork in a distinctive way.

“I have my own style of laying down the paint or pastel stroke, combined with my palette of color,” she says.

After earning a BFA in lithography from Herron School of Art, Mary Ann studied painting under Antonious Raemaekers, Lois Griffel and Carolyn Anderson. She’s also worked as a graphic designer since 1978 and founded Davis Graphic Design in 1991.

Her artwork has won regional and national awards and is displayed in several galleries throughout the country. She’s also a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.

Several other Indiana Artisans told Mary Ann how worthwhile the Indiana Artisan program was to their careers, prompting her to apply as well.

“I am honored to be chosen as an Indiana Artisan,” she says. “The Artisan group is made up of some of Indiana’s finest artists.”

Mary Ann Davis Calendar


Date / Time


Apr 6
- Apr 7
/ 10:00AM
- 6:00PM
Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
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