I live in the space between the scientific replication of botanicals and the artistic beauty of the natural environment. This has become my home. 

Mary Anne has always strived to express the beauty of the natural world through her art. An early childhood spent on her grandparent’s farm in eastern Wisconsin helped ingrain a life-long appeal to the changing seasons and their perennial offerings. It is within this simple, everyday evolution of life that she finds inspiration.

After receiving a B.F.A. in Art from St. Dominic’s College, St. Charles, Ill. Mary Anne focused her attention on landscape, portrait and still life in oil and graphite within the Atelier system. During this time, she cultivated a distinctive skill set in topographical and landscape fabrication for museums and visitor centers around the country, which furthered her interest and knowledge of the natural environment.

She currently teaches at The Minnesota School of Botanical Art.


• Guild of Nature Science Illustrators Annual Juried Show, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011

• Horticultural Society of New York/ASBA, Annual Juried International Botanical Art Exhibition New York, New York 2014, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003

• Minnetonka Center for the Arts Juried Member Show, Third Place
• Lake Minnetonka Art Tour
Lake Minnetonka Area, Minnesota 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

• 2015 Great River Chapter Exhibit
Minneapolis Public Library, Mpls, Minnesota 2017

• Minnesota Native Plants
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 2011

• Vanishing Trees: Minnesota’s Boreal Forest at Risk
Ripple River Art Gallery, Aitkin, Minnesota 2011

• Vanishing Trees: Minnesota’s Boreal Forest at Risk
A Center for the Arts/Kadditz Gallery, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 2011

• Guild of Nature Science Illustrators Juried Exhibition
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington 2011

• 2010 Great River Chapter Exhibit
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Orono, Minnesota 2010

• Annual Hosta Convention
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010

• Minnesota Botanicals
Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota 2009

• Minnesota School of Botanical Art Exhibition
Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MInnesota 2007

• Longwood Gardens Centennial Exhibition, Orchid Botanical Art
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 2006

• Fresh Cut
Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2005

• Botanical Bounty Invitational
The Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut 2004


• Flowers, Fruit & Form, Mary Anne O’Malley
House of Hope Presbyterian, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003


• Third Place
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Member Juried Show, 2016

• Third Place
National Hosta Convention,Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010

• Honorable Mention
Twelfth Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition, New York, New York 2009

• Honorable Mention
Eleventh Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition, New York, New York 2008


• Fine Art Connoisseur,
In full Bloom, Contemporary Botanical Art, July/August,
Volume 7, Issue 4, Page 50 2009

• ORCHIDS American Orchid Society
May, Volume 75, Number 5, Page 390 2006

• Northern Gardener, The Minnesota State Horticultural Sociey
Cover, September/October 2004


Private Collections


Guild of Nature Science Illustrators
American Society of Botanical Artists
Friends of the Anderson Horticultural Library, University of Minnesota