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Name   : Mary McMenamin
Location: San Clemente CA 
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McMenamin,Mary-Pikaia In Pirania
Pikaia In Pirania / Painting Acrylic / 9" x 12" / $595 USD

Description: Also available as: 8" x 10.5" signed & matted prints for $49. First illustration of some of the earth's earliest life's form, Pikaia, swimming amongst the Pirania plants.

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Mary McMenamin

Won many art awards as a child. At 14, illustrated a book & painted murals for businesses. At 17, internationally published. Received several awards: Bank of America Achievement Scholarship, Ebell Women's Club, the School Art Award, by 18. Bachelor of Arts Degree from CSULB. Corporated Art Director until opening & running AdMax Graphics & Advertising for 12 years with an impressive clientele including: Beatrice-Hunt/Wesson, Weyerhaueser, Sony, Calavo, QuickSilver Software. Received a national award for her designs. McMenamin also created art for Disney's first animated computer game. Travelled and painted. In '97 opened McMenamin Gallery in San Clemente for 6 years. From landscapes, people, to wildlife her works are seen in internationally as: canvas transfers, prints, cards, collectors' plates, needlecraft art and gift boxes. She has been appointed to various committees: San Clemente Revitalization 2000, Casa Romantica Steering Committee. Appointed an Honorary Lifetime Member of The San Clemente Historic Society for her artistic contribution of public art. She was hired by 2 cities to create public art. The White house contacted her to paint the President's portrait.
"If the bustle of adult life makes us lose the child in our hearts, perhaps art will help rekindle warm memories, revive our sense of wonder & love of beauty. Life is change. As quickly as moments approach us, they disappear, each moment unique and never to be again. Isn't it wonderful that through art we can capture a moment to share with the future; not only as a record, but as an emotion. ...A held moment in time, yet its message will change...generations come and go, but the art remains."
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