Mary Lou Wilshaw-Watts currently lives in the piney woods of deep East Texas with her hushand and rescue cat, but has lived in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States. She received an MFA at SlU-Carbondale, where she worked under the generous guidance of Richard Mawdsley. She is a technical editor by trade, most recently working on predominantly archaeological material. Her artwork is inspired by nature, both observed firsthand and researched in depth, and pays homage to traditional Japanese jizai okimono, if not in exact technique, in subject matter, realistic expression, and articulation.
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