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Maryneil Dance

Biography/ Artist Statement

I am thrilled to be included in this prestigious show at my Alma Mater!  I majored in Fine Art and Interior Design at Texas Tech University graduating in 1965. After a 30 year career in interior design and moving to Fredericksburg to retire, I have seriously pursued my passion for painting for the last 20 years.  I am currently represented by RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

My focus is on landscape and animal art incorporating them in the Texas and Colorado landscape.  I live on a ranch with numerous longhorns, horses, donkeys, sheep and dogs for subject matter.  Photographing ranch life, and wildlife makes it possible to incorporate these into my pastel paintings and has been an exciting experience.  When painting an animal I sometimes find myself absorbed into the spirit of this creature. It can be a very moving experience.  Painting in “plein air” is a wonderful way to see the atmosphere at that time of day and bring it to the painting.  The colors are never captured as well with a photo lens. 



Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Interior Design/Art (double major)1965

Licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Design and member of ASID Workshop and influenced by John Fawcett, Bob Rohm, Kim English, Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Dawn Emerson, Denise Mahlke.

Member of

International Pastel Society

Pastel Society of America Associate

Austin Pastel Society

Die Kunstler Von Fredericksburg (The Artists of Fredericksburg)


 Juried Shows and Awards

2018 The 33rd Annual Bosque Art Classic

2012-2017 1st Place,2nd place, 2nd in show in Animal/Wildlife Austin Pastel Society

2015 and 2016 UArt Online Juried Show

2014 Women Artists Of America Online show

2014 Western Trappings Juried Show

2011-2013 1st place People’s Choice and 1st Place Artists Choice awards at Die Kunstler Membership Show.

2013 Western Trappings Juried Show

2012 Art Guild juried show Honorable Mention,


Represented by RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas