Mary Ann Lipovsky is a fine artist and art instructor in Greenbelt. She works from photos and concepts to capture a moment in time, using a variety of media to create evocative portrayals of place and personal experience.
She specializes in the use of watercolor, pen and ink. Her commissioned works have included architectural subjects, city scenes, house portraits, animals, children's toys and portraiture. Her client-facing process begins with consultation on the use of photographic elements and creative embellishments, as well as the use of color and light to depict mood, season and time of day.
In her teaching work, she has provided adult private art instruction, in-home art classes to home-schooled children of all ages, as well as large-group instruction in retirement and assisted-living communities. She previously taught at Prince George's Community College SAGE program (Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) from 2005 to 2011.
Mary Ann is a native-born resident of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She began her art career in the 1970's in San Francisco before returning East to study at the MD School of Art and Design (now a part of Montgomery College.) She is currently a member of the Washington Metropolitan Artists' Society and Artists Gathering. She has shown her work throughout the D.C. area, including at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights, the Brookside Gardens Nature Center, the Montpelier Mansion, the NBC Broadcast Studio, as well as many local restaurants, bistros and hospitals through the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance.
Mary Ann has three children, now all grown, and 2 grandchildren.