Hurrah for Mary Dezelle, Dragonfly Gallery “Artist of the Month” for October.
Mary is the kind of artist who thinks outside the box of art materials. She is a well-educated, industrious and talented lady who has successfully put her artistic hand to many things. She grew up in Sacramento as the daughter of an accomplished artist and teacher, and has been creating art since the age of three. As a fourth generation native Californian, she comes from a long line of artists and educators.
After receiving her B. A. degree in Advertising from San Jose State University in 1978, she became the Advertising Copywriter for Montgomery Ward department stores bay area metro, located in Oakland. Her work covered nine newspapers, direct mail campaigns, finished fashion illustration and photography.
From there, Ms. Dezelle went to work for the Whirlpool Corporation in Sunnyvale and later signed on as Graphics Arts Technician with the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Eventually she became Vice President of Advanced Printing Company, Inc. in Gilroy.
Ms. Dezelle’s repertoire includes batik, three dimensional design, watercolor acrylics, oil pastel, colored pencil, calligraphy, technical illustration, mask making, floral design and event planning for weddings, memorials, fund raisers, etc.
At present, Mary makes hand-crafted jewelry, gourd decoration, free-form crochet, floral design, painting and masks. She specializes in “One of a kind” pieces and welcomes custom orders. Her masks and gourds are presently displayed and sold at the Dragonfly Gallery.
To place a special order or contact her regarding her art work, she can be reached at 831-726-9329.
A special “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Dragonfly Gallery, Saturday, October 12, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, 380 Blohm Ave., Aromas. Please join us for refreshments and conversation with the very talented, Mary Dezelle.