Mary Joan Waid is active/lives in New York, Kansas. Mary Waid is known for floral still life and portrait painter.
Biography Mary Waid
Born and raised in Emporia, Kansas, Mary Joan Waid paints sumptuous still lifes, often in pastels, and also does self portraits.
She earned a BFA from Wichita State University but did not study pastel
painting there. After graduation, she moved to New York City, and
worked at the Andre Emmerich Gallery. Raising a family in the
1970s, she painted mostly domestic subjects and flowers. Tiring
of this routine, she searched for something new, which was provided in
1979, when she had a fellowship at Yaddo, the artists' retreat in
Saratoga Springs, New York. There she did a close-up drawing of
herself, and seeing her face close up became the beginning of her focus
on portraiture and figure subjects. She
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