Mary Sketching in her Studio

For the past 15 summers, I have had the opportunity to study in France, painting "en plein air" in the footsteps of my heros.  I grew up in Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky, trailing Beargrass Creek with my dog, my BB gun and my sketch book.  I owe my basic skills and my desire to paint to my mentor, Miss Lucy Diecks, longtime instructor at Atherton and the Univerisity of Louisville.
                                                                                                         Mary Seymour Neely

- Study in France: 15 summers (1996 - 2011)
- Scottsdale Artists School under Joyce Pike, Hedi Moran, Tom Browning
- Art Students League of New York: Daniel Greene
- Dayton Art Institute
- University of Michigan
- BA in Education, University of Kentucky

Professional Experience:
- Art Instructor: Artist Attic Weekly Workshop (1997 - Present)
- Private Instruction: Artist Attic Studio
- Art Instructor: University of Kentucky Donovan Scholars Art Program (1996 - 2005)
- Adult Education Art Instructor: Beavercreek Art Assoc (1995 - 1969)
- University of Michigan (1962 - 1963)

Professional Memberships
- Oil Painters of America
- American Impressionist Society
- Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass

Juried Shows
- 2011 Signature Painting chosen for University Of Kentucky, Art in Bloom
- 2011 Shakertown  Invitational Traveling Show
- 2011 Gallery B  Plein Air Paint Out and Juried Show
- 2011 Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass Invitational Show
- 2010 Finalist Blossom ll National Juried Show, Naples, Florida
- 2010 Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass Invitational
- 2010 John Irvin Gallery Invitational
- 2009 In Company of Flowers.  Gallery on Main, Richmond, Ky
- 2009 Planting Colors  Michler's Gallery, Lexington, Ky
- 2009 Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass, Gallery B  Lexington
- 2009 Floral Fusion Georgetown Gallery, Georgetown, Ky
- 2008 Tous Les Deux Central Gallery  Lexington, Ky
- 2008 Best and Brightest  Scottsdale Artist's School  Scottsdale,AZ
- 2008 Splash National Art Competition  Grahm, TX

- Artists' Attic Victorian Square  Lexington, Ky
- Skyuka FineArt Gallery, 133 N Trade St. Tryon, NC
- Gallery on Main    Richmond, Ky
- Gallery B  Main  Street  Lexington, KY  
- Main Cross Gallery  Main Street  Lexington, Ky

Mary Seymour Neely
Mary Seymour Neely
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