Watercolor, acrylic and mixed media paintings

























 Mary Alice was born in Georgia.  She holds a BS Degree in music from Georgia Southern University.  She is married to Jim Harley, retired Athletic Director of Eckerd College.  They have two grown children, a son, Rob and a daughter, Rose and two grand children.  


Mary Alice studied art at Eckerd College with Jim Crane and Margaret Rigg.  She has studied with Judi Dazzio  for many years.  


Mary Alice is a  signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society.  She was the 2010 President of the Florida Watercolor Society.  Mary Alice also holds signatures with the Southern Watercolor Society and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  Mary Alice has been accepted into the prestigious Florida Artist Group.  


Mary Alice Harley's art work has been shown in museums and galleries; local, state, and national.  She has won many awards and has had a painting selected for the National Watercolor Society Members Show.  

You can also see samples of Mary Alice's paintings in the Kennedy Publishing Company's book "Best of Worldwide Mixed Media Artists, Volume I".  




Mary Alice Harley won the "Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award'  for her painting - "MUSICA"  in the  2003 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition.  


Mary Alice Harley won the "Winslow Homer Award" for her painting - "WRATH" in the 2014 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition.  


Mary Alice Harley won the "Lee Ackert Memorial Award" for her painting "PRIDE" in the 2013 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition.  


Mary Alice Harley won the "Cutting Edge Award" for her assemblage "STUDIO GHOSTS" in the International Society of Experimental Artists in 2013.  





*Mary Alice Harley won the Gail Jones Memorial Award for her painting "SOLDIER'S SORROW", in the FLAG exhibition in 2011.  

*Mary Alice also won the Zollie S. Cowart III award for "HEDONISM AND HAPPINESS" for her painting  called "LUST" in the 2012 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition.   


Her environmental series inspired by the Chief Seattle speech to Congress is titled "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" and hung in the Division of Cultural Affairs Gallery for Innovation and the Arts, in Tallahassee, Florida in 2008.  




Mary Alice paints in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media.  She does experimental work in collage, wood, and found object assemblages.  




You will notice as you browse through the Website of Mary Alice Harley that many of her paintings feature animals such as giraffes, pandas, raccoons, tigers, monkeys, fish, zebras, and more...  


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