Mary L "Rusty" Parenteau Photo

About the Artist

Rusty, a world traveled artist, began her career with a degree in Art from Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky and lived eleven years in Italy with her husband and two children. She has taught creative drawing, portrait classes and workshops for children and adults in America and Italy. She has taught both in English and Italian.

Pencil is her favorite media. Rusty also works extensively with colored pencil, acrylic, silverpoint and other media. She has illustrated magazine articles, pamphlets, greeting cards and especially enjoys teaching and drawing portraits from life or photos.

A firend of "Paws of Honor". Paws of Honor

Redlands Art Association of Redlands, CA Redlands Art Association
Pencial Art Society of Canada Pencil Art Society


· Cover Artist - The Herald Magazine, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY

· Publishes Greeting Cards, Postcards, Limited Edition Print Series, Posters and Lapel Pins

· One Person Shows:

The Macgregor School of Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH

Office of Dr. Mark Nemitz, Brookfield, WI

Agelent Technologies, Newark, CA

The Vineyard Cafe, Raleigh, NC

· Juried Art Shows

Local Citizen Show, Genzano, Italy

Fairborn Art Association Juried Fine Art Show, Fairborn, OH

Wisconsin Regional Art Program, Madison, WI

AVA Show, San Jose, CA

The Rememberance Show, The Marshall Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Pacific Life Open Tennis Show, La Quinta Arts Association, Indian Wells, CA

Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Art Festival, Palm Springs, CA

The President's Best, West Branch, IA Hoover Presidential Library

Portrait Artists of Arizona (PAOA) First Annual Members Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State Fair - 2011, Phoeinx, AZ

Portrait Artists of Arizona (PAOA) Second Annual Members Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ


· Creative Drawing Courses

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Desert Sands Unified School District, Indio, CA

Apex Community Center, Apex, NC

Kensington Art Centre, Campbell, CA

· Private Students

Genzano, Italy; Ohio; Wisconsin; California; North Carolina; Iowa; Arizona


· Drawing in the Light of Scripture Workshop

Dayspring Church, Cincinnati, OH

Cary Alliance Church, Cary, NC

Family Heritage Church, La Quinta, CA

New Covenant Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

God Bless You!

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