Mary Jean St.Claire
Mary Jean has been an aspiring artist since the age of crayons. With a heavy focus on art in high school and college, she continued her studies in the Bay Area with artists such as Howard Brodie and Dr. Raymond Brose. A past member of the University Art Club, Committee for Art at Stanford and the San Francisco Ceramic Circle, she won multiple prizes in Bay Area juried shows. Her work can be found in many private collections.
During a very long hiatus from painting, Mary Jean returned to school to study interior design after which time she opened an antique store and worked as an interior designer.
A move to Angels Camp in 2006 created the opportunity to revisit her love of oil painting. Here she paints and studies with some of the area's finest artists. She likes to paint locally and feels fortunate to live in an area with such an abundance of subjects from which to choose.
Mary Jean is a member of the Mother Lode Art Association, the California Art Club and Calaveras Arts Council. Her work can be seen at Aloft Gallery and in Galerie Copper in Copperopolis