Fine Art, Music, Workshops
Mary Anne Haines is drawn to myths and archetypal images as well as the lighthearted fantasy of children’s stories. Living in Hawaii and traveling to a variety of places around the globe have influenced her work as well as her love for world mythology, folktales and songs. In Mary Anne’s 2-D art she often works with pencil and watercolor sometimes creating a transparent effect to show the movement of energy. “ Making visible what is felt as well as what is seen is the impetus for each picture I do.”
She has taught art for 24 years in the Morgan County public schools as well as teaching a variety of art workshops and classes through the Morgan Arts Council (MAC). Her leather and paper mache masks have been used in several MAC theatrical productions such as “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” She offers a variety of drawing, painting and craft classes for all ages both private and group. For a list and description see her “Classes and Workshops” page.
Mary Anne has had a long time involvement with alternative healing, which began with a life threatening illness in 1997. Her personal experiences with healing using meditation, visualization and art as well as her many years of teaching art have inspired her to create several workshops that connect intuitive wisdom to artistic expression. Please check out her “Classes and Workshops” page for a list and description of these classes. In June 2011 she completed the seminars for Reconnective Healing and is now facilitator for that work.
Music is as much a part of her life as art. She is a published songwriter and has recorded her original songs under the Mike Love label of “Lovesongs”. She is currently in a band, “The Shifters”, with her husband, William McLaughlan and Matt Pennington. You can check out their latest gigs and recordings on Facebook: “The Shifters”(of Berkeley Springs).
“ I feel lucky to have come from a creative and artistic family. My oldest brother, John, and my father were my first and best art teachers. My mother and older brother, Ned, have inspired me with their involvement in righting the injustices of society. And I am most grateful for my two wise and inspiring daughters, Belle and Jessie, who are living their dreams with humor and heart. My husband is quirkier than I and is always creating something be it painting or music, so what more can I ask.” Please check out the beautiful oil paintings of John Haines’ at his website.