Mary Ann Wakeley

Mary Ann Wakeley

Philadelphia, PA, United States

About Mary Ann Wakeley

I am a self taught painter using various mediums to explore the inner landscape and how feelings can be transmuted into a language all its own through color, line and texture.

In the late 80s early nineties I took evening classes to explore design and life drawing. A bit later on my own, I discovered the freedom in abstract painting, using colors and forms in compositions that moved me--without a goal-- playing with several mediums. To this day, the process of creating an interesting, lively, personally expressive interior living environment with various forms of art thrills me. It's still about the colors and textures playing off each other and the infinite combinations. I enjoy bringing my vision of harmony and balance into the everyday experience and see the work as an extension and reflection of that. I also enjoy sharing it with others who share my vision.

In 2020, I founded House of Abstraction LLC. This site offers printed merchandise based on my original paintings. As well, collectors enjoy complimentary shipping and multiple purchase discounts on a selection of original paintings not available on Saatchi Art. Please take a look. Comments and inquiries are always welcomed.

All work is copyright protected and may not be duplicated or reproduced without the express written permission of the artist.


Intermittent studio life drawing and sculpture at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences and
PAFA (1989-1994)


2020. "Untitled" painting 19x24 on paper featured in Kelly Rutherford's Collection

2020. Painting titled "Marina" featured in Kelly Rutherford's Collection

2020. Featured in Saatchi Art's New This Week 10-12-20 Collection curated by Rebecca Wilson

2020. Untitled III Dreamscape selected as a print for The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

"Mardi Gras" published in Circle Arts Quarterly Art Review Winter 2018 Issue.

2018. Fresco Restaurant, Newtown Square, PA USA

World of Interiors magazine [November 2016 "Off the Wall"]
a multi-artist/multi-media collaborative of telephone tag initiated by singer/songwriter Sally Taylor. This event began in the summer of 2014 and is just now wrapping up August 2016.

Artwork used in the 2014 film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby"

Contributing artist in Carmen Torbus book "The Artist Unqiue: Inspiration and Techniques to Discover Your Creative Signature"

Artwork featured in premier issue of Antler Magazine


Consenses, Martha's Vineyard, MA 2014-2016
Gallery 25N "Pure Abstraction" Online Exhibit
Pulse, Solo Exhibit, Luxe 218 Indianapolis, IN 2012
LightSpaceTime exhibit 2012, "L'envers" -- first place all categories
Guy Lyman Fine Art, Premier Show, New Orleans, LA 2010
Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
Group Exhibit, Three Ravens Gallery, Ardmore, PA 2010
World of Imagination, Vol. 2, APW Gallery, Queens, NY 2009
Group Exhibit, Papercuts & Gluesticks, Rocky River, OH 2008
Three Femmes, Group Show Tyme Gallery Havertown, PA, 2004