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Cabbage in the woods

Mary Keenan
Weirton, WV

About the Artist

Mary Keenan grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she discovered a love for art in her early teens. Though she is mostly self-taught, Mary took art classes while in high school and during her graduate and post-graduate education. Although she ultimately pursued a career in healthcare administration and education, Mary was forced into early retirement after a disabling injury and she has been devoted to art-making ever since.

Mary's work has been exhibited and recognized in regional shows throughout northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She expresses herself pr…

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About the Artist

Mary Keenan grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she discovered a love for art in her early teens. Though she is mostly self-taught, Mary took art classes while in high school and during her graduate and post-graduate education. Although she ultimately pursued a career in healthcare administration and education, Mary was forced into early retirement after a disabling injury and she has been devoted to art-making ever since.

Mary’s work has been exhibited and recognized in regional shows throughout northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She expresses herself primarily in acrylic and oil paints, with a focus on rural subject matter and people. In her paintings, Mary concentrates on using color and light to captivate the viewer.

Today, Mary lives and works in Weirton, West Virginia.

Artist’s Work

Warehouse windows
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Warehouse Windows

By Mary Keenan

The little gardener
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The Little Gardener

By Mary Keenan

Tourist trappings
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Tourist Trappings

By Mary Keenan

Double trouble
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Double Trouble

By Mary Keenan

Waiting for the school bus
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Waiting for the School Bus

By Mary Keenan

Sentinel of harvest past
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Sentinel of Harvest Past

By Mary Keenan

A time to play
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A Time to Play

By Mary Keenan

Flip this house
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Flip This House

By Mary Keenan

Cabbage in the woods
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Cabbage in the Woods

By Mary Keenan

Stacked for winter
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Stacked for Winter

By Mary Keenan

Lotus
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Lotus

By Mary Keenan

A walk by the lake
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A Walk by the Lake

By Mary Keenan

Steel resolve
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Steel Resolve

By Mary Keenan

Backbone of steel
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Backbone of Steel

By Mary Keenan

Heron on a backwater
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Heron on a Backwater

By Mary Keenan

Winter deer alert
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Winter Deer Alert

By Mary Keenan

Wash at the wall
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Wash at the Wall

By Mary Keenan

Lotus refuge
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Lotus Refuge

By Mary Keenan

Time of plenty
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Time of Plenty

By Mary Keenan

Selected Exhibitions

  • Crosscurrents, Ogleby Institute
    Wheeling, WV, 2013
  • Crosscurrents, Oglebay Institute
    Wheeling, WV, 2012
  • A Fair in the (Mellon)Park
    Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
  • Cain Park Arts Festival
    Cleveland, OH, 2012
  • Crosscurrents, Oglebay Institute
    Wheeling, WV, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • State of the Art Magazine
    January 2014

Education

  • Master of Science, Adult and Technical Education
    Marshall University,2001 
  • Master of Arts, Educational Leadership
    Castleton State, VT ,1982 
  • Bachelor of Arts, BSN
    Castleton State, VT,1977