marylou shipman

profile…

MaryLou lives in the historic shore town of Ocean Grove, NJ. She owns a two-family home, which she shares with her sister, niece, and several cats. Her practice with watercolor started as a child and eventually led her to art school. In 1987, she received a BFA in illustration from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. Her love for the medium was nurtured through Moore’s teachings of Chinese watercolor and traditional realism. As an illustration major, MaryLou landed an internship with the Philadelphia Zoo Graphic Art Department. Since graduating from Moore, she has worked as a freelance illustrator while keeping full-time positions in advertising, graphic design, and technical publications. Not only has her work been published in Victoria and N.J. Monthly magazines, her illustrations have been seen on the labels of Sorrell Ridge Preserves as well as other name-brand products. She also had the pleasure of designing menus for TropWorld and Foxwoods Resort Casinos. MaryLou has exhibited and sold her work through the Goldie Paley Gallery in Philadelphia as well as several galleries throughout N.J. For over 17 years, her custom-designed artwork and murals were commissioned through Kidegories, a specialty children’s furniture and gift boutique in Shrewsbury, N.J. until the store's closing in January of 2016. Presently, MaryLou is writing a book of short stories to go along with her series of Ocean Grove cat and dog paintings. She also continues to enjoy painting, exhibiting, and designing artwork on a freelance basis.

contact


marylship@yahoo.com


memberships




exhibits & awards

2019

"Petopia” 

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ



2019

Audubon Artists 77th Annual Exhibition Salmungundi Club, New York, NY


2018

76th Annual Open Juried Exhibition 

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ


2018

Exhibiting & Associate Members Show  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

“Best in Show”


2017

Canterbury Art Show Juried Gallery 

St. George’s-by-the-River, Rumson, NJ

“Best in Show”


2017

75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition 

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ


2016

74th Annual Open Juried Exhibition 

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ


2016

Welcome Spring Exhibit 

Community House, Spring Lake, NJ


2016

Canterbury Art Show Juried Gallery 

St. George’s-by-the-River, Rumson, NJ

“Honorable Mention”


2014

Canterbury Art Show Juried Gallery 

St. George’s-by-the-River, Rumson, NJ


2012

NJWCS Open Show 

NJ Watercolor Society, Middletown, NJ

“The Ridgewood Art Institute Award”


2007

3rd Annual Statewide Juried Art Show Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ


2006

2nd Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ

“Best In Show”


2000

NJ Chapter of American Artists Professional League 

Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ


1999

29th Monmouth Festival of the Arts

Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, NJ


1997

5th Annual Juried Open State Show

Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ


1996

NJ Watercolor Society 54th Annual Exhibition 

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ


1994

Victorian Watercolors by MaryLou Shipman Guild of Creative Art

Solo Show


1993

Stars and Stripes Open Exhibition 

Guild Of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ


1987

Graphics 4 Exhibition 

Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Honorable Mention”


Contact

marylship@yahoo.com