The Artist

Mary Lou Corn has been painting professionally for over 50 years. She is a proud member of the National Watercolor SocietyMissouri Watercolor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society, and the Honor Society of Watercolor USA.

Mary Lou's beautiful Ozark country landscapes captivate the spirit of this land that she so admires. Her still-life paintings reflect a formal taste, with rich fabrics and linens, detailed antique objects, and unusual glassware. Her floral paintings carry inspiration from the great women artists of the 20th century and are among the most sought after of all her work.



Mary Lou majored in art at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri. After graduating, she married Arthur Corn and put her career on hold to raise a family. She returned to painting in the 1960’s and has been honing her technique in watercolor ever since. Mary Lou’s classic, hand-painted works are created without the use of slide projectors, computers, or digital enhancement. She has studied with several noted American watercolor artists such as Stephen Quiller and Nina Engle. 

Mary Lou paints at her home in St. James, Missouri. When she is not painting, Mary Lou loves to work in her sculpture garden. Using materials like rocks, metal scraps, bowling balls, and other found objects, she creates eye catching works of art. Her garden has been featured in several publications and is a local tourist attraction.