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Mary Ann Carroll
Mary Ann Carroll (b. 1940, Sandersville, Georgia) is the sole woman in the group of artists known as the “Florida Highwaymen.” Born into a family of sharecroppers, her family moved to Fort Pierce, Florida when she was 8. Her paintings are filled with crisp details, vibrant colors and the sense of the peace and harmony she feels while creating each one. Even shadowed areas in her paintings are crafted by darkening other colors in the work and teem with life. Her Florida landscapes exemplify the wild energy of undeveloped Florida and create a sense of timelessness in each pictorial history that viewers want to escape to, again and again.