MARY CHAMPION is a native of Dallas, Texas and has lived in Alabama, Virginia and Maryland before relocating to Leesburg in 2008. Fortunate to have art in her curriculum from preschool through college, it was not until 1997 when she joined a study group led by a retired professor of art in Huntsville, Alabama that she found art instruction that truly engaged her. She studied classic drawing and painting for six years and has been painting exclusively in oils since.

Champion has exhibited in galleries throughout the Tennessee Valley and has been juried into national shows such as the Biggs Picture Show at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, DE, Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art and Small Matters of Great Importance at the Edward Hopper Art Center in Nyack, NY.

Champion’s current work interprets the rural Virginia landscape in light filled paintings. She is an active member of the Loudoun Sketch Club. Her work has been shown in numerous regional shows in northern Virginia, including shows at The Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, Live an Artful Life in The Plains, and the Berkley Gallery in Warrenton. She has work in hundreds of private homes and businesses across the US and abroad. She is represented by the Berkley Gallery in Warrenton and Gallery 117 in Galax, VA. She creates her work in her  studio in The Artist Lofts at Hill High Marketplace in Round Hill VA. []