Mary Lou Wallace describes her story as one of deep interest in all areas of creativity. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She chose art and education as her college focus.  After graduation, she enjoyed four years as an art teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She later relocated to Corona, Ca. In corona, she spent an additional 32 years of using her creativity in elementary teaching.  Mary Lou also spent 11  years of that same time as a designer and editor of an award-winning monthly newspaper for the local teachers’ association.

Finally, with retirement, Mary Lou now has the opportunity to explore the magic of developing her drawing talent into finished watercolor and oil paintings.