Mary Phelps has studied Classical Old Masters Techniques at several atelier schools in Baltimore, MD., with extended studies at the Zoll School of Fine Arts. It was there that she discovered a love of plein air painting. Nature inspired her to attempt rendering the beauty, vitality and spirituality she finds in observing natural elements. Teaching others to paint and assisting students as they develop their own styles gives her the satisfaction of sharing something she loves. Mary offers Beginner/Intermediate Oil Painting at Mint Hill Arts.