Mary Schultz has been an artist all her life, beginning in elementary school when one of her Kindergarten paintings was displayed in the Laguna Art Festival. She majored in art at Fullerton College and received an AA degree, then proceeded to use her art talents for church, Girl Scouts and her children’s schools.
Finally, she began watercolor classes with Barbara McLaughlin in the mid 1990’s and joined the La Habra Art Association, where she has been the president for nearly 20 years! That led to more classes in watercolor and oils at Fullerton College where she studied under MarshallVandruff and Deborah Davidson. She has shown her work in several two-person shows such as “Doors and Windows,” “Oil and Water,” “Monday’s Child,” and “The Great Outdoors.” She had a solo show called “Ladies in Red Hats” and has entered her work in many other shows. Her favorite painting subject is people and she enjoys painting portraits most of all, using her granddaughter as a model whenever possible.
She retired from La Habra City School District in 2014 where she had worked giving art lessons to elementary students for 25 years. In her spare time she has plans to restore a 32-foot mural she created with middle school students in the late 90’s and to keep on painting!