Award winning and published ,Artist Maryann D'Amico, attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. She has been working independently as an artist since 2005.
She primarily uses an acrylic medium on canvas or charcoal on canvas.Her work is diverse with educational ,spiritual and intellectual art driven by contemplative idea's,studies and concepts.She has a special interest of the combination of music and art.
She has been featured in the NEPA Arts Magazine Connections for her Trio on canvas entitled, ' Tragedy,Triumph and Grace.' The 3 compositions on canvas published with a poem she wrote entitled, ' Canticle of the Canvas: Secrets of the Mystical Garden.' Maryann has also won a contest for art awarded by The Philadelphia Art Museum for her children's painted furniture entitled, ' The Magical Rocking Chair.' Maryann makes each chair unique for children and has illustrated a story that accompanies the chair. Maryann has also designed and constructed a Tea and Art Cart for children that is hand painted as well as rocking horses.
Maryann worked on a collective work entitled, ' A Tribute to the Heart of David Sabatino.' This work was done in memory of a lifetime friend who was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash. The work also features a very special guest. The entertainer Michael Allman ,whose father is Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. Maryann was thrilled to have him as a special part of the Tribute. It was his uncle Duane of the Allman Brothers who was also killed in a motorcycle crash.The collective work was sponsored by Jon Miskell ,a friend of Maryann's and Maryann's father.
Maryann is currently working on a Collective work entitled, ' The Secret Mystical Garden: The Little Way to Ascend Mount Carmel.' This has been done in memory of all who have died in the Middle East who were killed by extremists. Commentaries accompany each work and can be veiwed on her blog at http://www.maryanndamico.blogspot.com/