Mary Ann Kitchell
Born in New Jersey; graduate of AIS, Minneapolis
1981: Started painting custom house portraits from photographs,using wood to create Christmas ornaments and layered wall plaques.
1980 - 1990: Exhibited and sold wildlife paintings and drawings of historical buildings in various area art shows.
1990 - present: Concentrated on house portraits using client photographs. These are watercolor or ink portraits for studio clients to give as moving, housewarming or Christmas gifts. I also work with realtors who give my paintings as real estate closing gifts.