Mary Semmelmayer is a student of the arts, practicing primarily in the media of acrylics, watercolors and color pencils. She began her art career as a potter, incorporating carving, glazing, and painting on wheel-thrown pieces.
A graduate of Florida State, Mary spent 27 years in the Legal Department at The Coca-Cola Company. Since retirement, she’s experimented with various art forms and media. In her quest to expand her horizons, she’s attended workshops and artist retreats in a variety of media. Her favorite place to create is with fellow artists at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Before moving to Saint Simons Island, Mary was a member of the Roswell Fine Arts Association and acted as venue chair for the organization’s art exhibits at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. She was also a member of an artists’ cooperative sharing studio and gallery space at The Treehouse at Sis & Moon's, Alpharetta, GA.
Mary is currently a member of Glynn Visual Arts, and serves on their Education Committee. She enjoys exploring ways to engage the community in artistic activities, and sharing her love of art in all its many dimensions.