Mary Anne loves silhouettes. There are so many influences in these paintings. The media is air brush and gouache. With the exception of " Mystery". This one is water colour. The influence was during her animation days. She loved and still loves the works of many artists who were well known in the art world. Maxfield Parish's posters were on her walls in her area at the animation studio. She loves dawn and dusk. "Full Moon" is an example of how silhouettes are beautiful. Magritte influenced Mary Anne in the "Open Window"series. -"Growing Up" was actually a vision Mary Anne had when she was pregnant, with one of her daughters. This huge white image shot up in front of her on her way to her graphics job. The image was at least 6" tall. Mary Anne was just learning about spiritual healing as a gift to help others at the time. As she has always been a medium, but never acknowledged this as a gift at that time. -"My Open Mind" was done to the song, Across the Universe. Enlarge it and see, "Yes" in the tear drops or rain drops. -"Winter Storm" was from a photo Mary Anne took at Rice Lake. It is so intense. This is exactly what the picture looked like. Nature is amazing, breathe taking.