The love of art was interrupted by a career in
Interior Design, but art is now a full time
passion.  Traveling is very much a
and the brushes always
go along.

Her work is in both public and private
collections and numerous juried shows,
including first place awards in the
Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association annual
shows.  On three occasions, the city of
Gaithersburg has sponsored a one woman
show at City Hall, Bohrer Park, and
Kentlands Mansion.  Her paintings have
been displayed four times in the Maryland
House of Delegates in Annapolis.  Her
watercolor of Lenton House in Nottingham,
England was selected by Lord Boots, of the
Boots Pharmaceutical firm, to be reproduced
on their stationary.  Her paintings are in
private collections in England, Australia and
Belgium, as well as the United States.
Mary Lou Shields – Watercolor