Mary Ann Balco Berry

category: Visual,

Contact & Info


Phone: (914) 216-1982


Artist Statement

Mary Ann Balco Berry celebrates art with paintings that are whimsical.   .  Her work is happy,  colorful and beguiling.  Many paintings tell a story. Some are local White Plains city scenes. Her art is a work of love and reflects joy and happiness.  She is a self taught artist, working with acrylics.   As a writer and photographer, Berry was a contributing editor to the White Plains Times as well as several other newspapers throughout her career.  As Director of Development at Good Counsel Academy High School, she contributed  her writing and photography skills.   Berry is a graduate of SUNY with a degree in Writing and Cultural Studies.  She is the author of three books, "The B Line", "Telling Tails out of School...The Autobiography of an Apartment Dwelling City Cat", and "Invisible Women".   Mary Ann Balco Berry is a promoter of the education and advancement of women.  The former instructor at John Robert Powers Finishing School for Women, she brought their curriculum to local schools, working  with young women to improve their self worth.   She was a leading fund raiser for "Mothers on the Move", a program sponsored by the County of Westchester, providing back-to-school clothing and supplies for children living in temporary housing with their mothers who were attending career building programs at Westchester Community College.   Berry's work has been exhibited at the White Plains Women's Club where she won third prize for her paining "Winter on Mamaroneck Avenue, first prize for her photograph "Oblivious" and second prize for her photograph "From my Rooftop". She won third prize for her photography  at the White Plains Arts Festival.  Her photo essay "Les Hommes De Paris" has been exhibited at the Hamptons Gallery II, Barnes and Noble, the Katonah Library and the Michael Friedman Gallery.

Educational Background