Calendar Month: August 2019
Underwriter: Mary Kay Buckridge
About the Artist: Mary Lou Knox
Mary Lou Knox grew up in Houlton, Maine and now lives in Morristown, New Jersey and Palm City, Florida. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both states. Mary Lou created a private practice as a therapist after counseling patients and their families at Cancer Care, a National organization based in New York City. Additionally, she facilitated breast cancer support groups as well as co-facilitating caregiver support groups.
From social worker to artist… Mary Lou began taking art classes in both New Jersey and Florida. In 2014, Mary Lou studied under Julian Merrow- Smith in Provence, France. She now shows her paintings in various venues including Visual Arts of New Jersey, Hobe Sound Fine Arts and the Cummings Library through the Palm City Art Association. She prefers oils as her medium and on occasion uses pastels. Mary Lou is the former president and member of the Board of Artisans Unlimited in Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club.
While her love of painting is her passion, Mary Lou has continued her career as a social worker. She is currently involved with a professional group of therapists in Stuart, Florida where outside speakers provide ongoing education in the field. Mary Lou’s experience as a social worker has enabled her to express the genuine beauty of what nature has to offer in her art.