Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 8am

St. James artist will have works on display at Steelville gallery

    Meet watercolor artist Mary Lou Corn at a reception on November 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. Her solo exhibition will be on display at Gallery Zeke each Saturday in November through Christmas, 2013.

    Corn has been painting professionally for over 50 years. Her beautiful Ozark country landscapes captivate the spirit of this land that she so admires. Her still-life paintings reflect a formal taste, with rich fabrics and linens, detailed antique objects, and unusual glassware. Her floral paintings carry inspiration from the great women artists of the 20th century and are among the most sought after of all her work.
    Corn majored in art at William Woods College in Fulton, Mo. After graduating, she married Arthur Corn and put her career on hold to raise a family. She returned to painting in the 1960s and has been honing her technique in watercolor ever since. Corn’s classic, hand-painted works are created without the use of slide projectors, computers, or digital enhancement. She has studied with several noted American watercolor artists such as Stephen Quiller and Nina Engle.
    Cornhas exhibited in national juried shows for the past three decades, receiving awards and recognition both locally and nationally. In 2003, a retrospective show for Corn’s 75th birthday had over 100 of her paintings on display.
    Corn paints at her home in St. James. She is a proud member of the National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society, and the Honor Society of Watercolor USA.
    Gallery Zeke will be open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Call (573) 775-1000 for more information. Gallery Zeke is located at 106 Main Street, in Steelville. The Mission of Gallery Zeke is to Introduce Contemporary Art Exhibits which Stimulate Awareness of Visual & Performing Art Disciplines within our Community.