Welcome!

Welcome to my online gallery! Wherever I happen to be, I delight in painting the world around me, recording a few anecdotes and teaching workshops along the way. I paint “en plein air” or in the studio, using acrylics, oils and watercolors. These pages share some of my artwork and a bit about my painting commissions and projects over the years in Africa, Europe and the USA.  Enjoy your time here and feel free to use the contact form to inquire about a painting, workshop or commission ~ or simply to say hello!

painting by Mary Jane Volkmann of a boy standing at the edge of the Santa Fe River“Rooted to the Spot”  ~  Rum Island along the Santa Fe River

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject-matter, an art which might be for every mental worker, be he businessman or writer, like an appeasing influence, like a mental soother, something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.”      ~Henri Matisse