Mary Ann has been fascinated by art all her life. She began her art career by attending night classes at the City College of San Francisco. She later returned east to complete a year certificate program at the Maryland School of Art and Design. Lacking funds, she had to abandon her dreams of an art career for an alternate, orthodontics. Marriage and children came along and she opted to become a stay-at-home Mom planning to pick-up her education when the children became old enough. During her classes at the Maryland College of Art and Design, she met her present instructor Firouzeh Sadeghi, who she is still taking instruction from.
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