Mary Ann Collins

MARY ANN COLLINS      Sculptor

Contact Information: Studio, 1011 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, Ca  90266

www.maryanncollins.com       310 251-2800  To send Mary Ann an email, go the end of this page.

Artist’s Statement –

Mary Ann Collins is a dedicated artist based in Manhattan Beach, CA. She has lived and created art in the inspirational surrounding of Southern California for more than fifty years. Manhattan Beach is home and will always be home for her.

Multi-media Sculpture, along with fiber art, ceramics, bronze and aluminum casting, jewelry and metalsmithing comprise her three dimensional repertoire. She is also a talented two dimensional artist, primarily drawing, painting and photography. Her work has evolved from objects as small as pierced earrings, to life sized human clay sculptures and gigantic ruby red chocolate lips.

Material and form have always been a huge part of her inspiration when creating sculpture. Looking for the deeper meaning is usually in order with each of her pieces. Typically innuendo and personalized reflection are found in each piece. Mary Ann welcomes commissioned orders. There is always a cache of works in progress to discuss.

Bio –

As a native born “Angelina” (Los Angeles, CA), Mary Ann Collins has been influenced by the beauty, the diversity of the landscape, as well as the people of Southern California. Every aspect of life inspires her art, from a sunrise to the birth of a grandchild.

Her interest in creating art has been life-long. What was once a hobby for many years grew into her passion. Even before her formal education she was experimenting with numerous mediums which included drawing, painting, printmaking, metals, fibers, woods and ceramics. She sold her work, but wanted to grow her talent by going back to school to learn and experiment with new concepts and techniques.

A return to school several years ago resulted in Mary Ann obtaining an Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts from El Camino College. She continued honing her skills and achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Sculpture from CSU Long Beach. Sculpture, she found, had no limitations allowing her to use an inexhaustible spectrum of resources to produce pieces as minute as a fly to the size of a door opening.


           Bustiere II

Other education came from attending SMCC , ISOMATA, PV Art Center and artist to artist training.

Mary Ann is inspired from her extensive travels around the world as well as her own life experiences. Other cultures, nature, people, the human body, various natural and/or man-made materials, and textures stimulate her creativity. She generates pieces in a variety of media in two and three dimensions. Her work has been hung in galleries and homes in numerous states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming.

Please view her website for a list of exhibitions, memberships and community involvements. and images of her work. www.maryanncollins.com



You Are My Rock, My Heart, My Soul

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It's All About the Shoes

                                                                 Black Conch

High Noon, China Monks

                                      Lady 1


                 

    Lady 2


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Lady 4


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Wine Goddess/Corkscrew

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Nutcracker

                                         Red Chopsticks

Green Chopsticks