Maryanne Jacobsen, Fine Art

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As a child I often dreamed that I had visited the most lovely, magical places while I slept - secret gardens, a sun-drenched paradise, or a moonlit island where buried treasure was most likely hidden. I would awaken to my ordinary surroundings only to find that the memories of my dreams would dissipate faster than ice on the stovetop as soon as my eyelids fluttered open.

I soon attempted to sketch my dreams in order to keep them with me a bit longer, and a new dream was born - a dream to become an artist.

Many years have passed since those idle childhood days when I would sit in my room doodling and drawing the images that came into my head randomly. Now, after raising a family and a very successful career in the performing arts, I finally have the time to indulge my long-ago dreams realistically.

Although I am primarily a self-taught artist, I have also studied at The Ringling School of Art and Design, and have learned to paint the impressionist landscape as originally taught by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche at the respected Cape Cod School of Art. My teachers have included respected artists Julie Hanson, David Leffel, Hodges Soileau,  Robert Liberace, Clayton Beck and Jon Ebersberger . My signature style is that of a colorist that tends towards contemporary impressionism.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my online gallery.  Please visit often and perhaps you'll find a picture of one of your own forgotten dreams tucked somewhere within. And if you can't find what you're looking for, I'll be happy to paint your dreamscape for you!


Please click this link to visit my art blog, "Paint Dance", where you can read all about my daily paintings and have a chance to purchase my most recent art offerings through PayPal.


Original art by Maryanne Jacobsen,
Contemporary Colorist:
Venice, Florida, 34293

© 2017, Maryanne Jacobsen*
*All images are original works copyright of Maryanne Jacobsen, and are protected under International Copyright laws. They are for online viewing purposes only and may not be copied, saved to a computer hard drive, reproduced or distributed without the express written permission of the artist.