About the Artist

Mary Ann Mengel

I am a Pennsylvania-based oil painter inspired by the connection between humans and their surroundings. My work is primarily figurative--directly, implied, or symbolic. I’m intrigued by the interplay of energy between people, landscapes, and natural elements. My work serves as a visual narrative of otherwise unseen relationships. My color palette is grounded in nature, imaginative and leans toward abstraction. As evidence of my hand’s connection to the canvas, I create layered marks using brushes and tools for scraping, sgraffito and drips, which invite an element of emotional depth and reveal the personal significance of the subject.

Type of Artist
Oil Painting