Mary McAndrew


Mary McAndrew (* August 27, 1962 in Endicott, New York) is a painter, educator and designer.




Born into a family of Irish and German ancestry. Her father, a teacher and wood carver, got her interested in art at an early age.

Married Paul Steven in 1991; sons Paul and Connor.

Studied design, art and art education at State University College in Buffalo, NewYork. In 2002, she met the English-Canadian master painter John Michael Angel in his art academy in Toronto, and pursued further in-depth study of drawing and painting in his studio.

In 2008 moved to live and work in England.




After graduation from college in 1985, she moved to Toronto, Canada where she had her first one-woman exhibition at the Attitudes Gallery. Returned to Buffalo in 1996.

In 2001 took part in an exhibition at the Museum of European Art in Clarence, New York and became more exposed to European art and met foreign artists, among them Renate Stendar (Germany), Edward Tabachnik (Russia/Canada), James Culligan (Ireland/Canada), Binyamin Shalumov (Dagestan, Russia/USA) and Montserrat Barenys (Spain).

After a number of paintings of wildlife in watercolors, ink, and pastels, she turned to several series of small landscapes and portraits with the series 'Journey of a Soul'.

Among the portraits from this period are: Wilson Greatbatch, Ronald Reagan, Renate Stendar, the young Indian dancer Suhasini Sumithra and others.. Also a series of paintings and portraits inspired by the Greek and Celtic mythology.




  •  Co-director of the Museum of European Art (2001-2007)