Fine Art by Mary Jo Messenger

Capturing the light, color, and spirit of everyday beauty

A Passion for Painting

Mary Jo is a realist painter who is inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects. She enjoys capturing the light, form, and color of her surroundings through oil painting. This website features four galleries of her work — Still Life, Landscapes, Portraits and Pets.

Mary Jo is passionate about her painting and derives great joy from representing everyday beauty in oil on canvas. Favorite subjects are still life arrangements, landscapes, portraits and pets. As an avid gardener and pet owner, she has developed a love of plants and creatures of all kinds, which is reflected in her paintings. While many of her paintings center around her home in Columbia, Maryland, travels take her to France, England, and other European destinations that are also subjects of her artwork. She currently studies with contemporary realist David Zucccarini at the Howard County Center for the Arts.