Friday, June 15, 2007

AOY Member Spotlight - Marie Finn

AOY member Marie Finn is a recognized Bucks County Artist who has exhibited in the Annual Phillips Mill Art Exhibit and won awards at both Ellarslie (The City of Trenton Museum) and Burlington, NJ Art Shows. Notable personalities who own Marie’s portraits are: Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick; Police Commissioner John F. Timoney; former President of the Philadelphia 76ers, Pat Croce; Trenton Artist Laureate, Tom Malloy; and George Washington Re-enactor and History Teacher Kay Ward Vincent.

The mother of five studied art at Neshaminy High School under George Duris, winning a scholarship to Moore College of Art on Saturdays during her senior year. After raising her family, Marie returned to studying art. She is a four-year graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Prior to that, Marie earned an Associate of Arts degree from Bucks County Community College graduating on the Deans List.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, Marie teaches drawing and painting in her Yardley studio. She also taught classes at St. Ignatius School and CAPS both in Yardley and Hunterdon County, NJ Adult Oil Painting. She has been guest speaker at Delaware Valley College for the Senior Art Program and St. Vincent’s in Germantown for retired priests.

Marie exhibits in many local galleries and juried shows. Along with being a member of AOY she is also the former Vice President of The New Hope Art League and a member of Artsbridge, TAWA and Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. Marie welcomes portrait commissions of all types: adult, child, ancestor, pet and house. To see more of her work, or to contact her, please visit her website at