Maryanne Mezzacappa is a natural born artist, who grew up in Staten Island, New York.  She always loved art as a child, but never had the opportunity to pursue it.  In 1989, she met and married her husband, Tony. They eventually moved to New Jersey to raise their three daughters.

In 2017, she decided that her love for art could wait no longer.  She signed up for a painting class at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and earned a Color Specialist Certificate.  Shortly thereafter, she transformed her dining room into an art studio, and continued taking classes in Monmouth County.

Maryanne’s work is inspired by the beauty of nature and all things color. Her artwork evokes happiness to those who see it.  Her favorite mediums are oils, pastels and acrylics. She enjoys using the palette knife and painting outdoors, especially at the beach. 

She is a member of the Guild of Creative Art, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County and The Monmouth Museum. She is also an artist for Art for Sea, a non-profit that raises money for ocean conservation. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Guild of Creative Art, The Monmouth Museum and The Gallery at Thompson Park.

Maryanne got her start at the Cape May Art Gallery and 7th Street Gallery in Ocean City, NJ a few years ago. Most recently she participated in Art in the Park in Bayhead, NJ and on Labor Day weekend her artwork will again be for sale at The Canterbury Art Show in Rumson, NJ.

Many of her paintings can be viewed on her Instagram @colorforshore.  She will continue her artistic journey for the rest of her life with her family by her side.