Maryellen Tully uses a wide variety of media to create her artwork. She paints in oils, acrylic, water colors and fabric dyes. Her 3D art work is created in metal, wire, stone and clay. She explores and interprets the wonder, beauty and colors found in nature. With an eye for line, shape and color theory, she successfully executes her processes in the media mentioned above. A Macon County Master Gardener and past president of the Franklin Garden Club, Maryellen's silk paintings are stylized interpretations of flora and fauna painted on 8mm silk. Her color palette is bright and eye catching, creating a sense of joy. Maryellen holds a Masters degree in art education and has shared her techniques and aesthetics with a wide population through classes, workshops and demonstrations. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Florida, the northwest and the northeast. Her artwork is in both private and public collections throughout the United States and Finland. She is a member of the Uptown Gallery located in Franklin, NC, where her silk paintings can be viewed and purchased. When not producing artwork, she can be found in her garden or traveling the world. Maryellen currently resides in Franklin, North Carolina, with her husband and two dogs.