Mary did an amazing job guiding our team through the painting session.  Her ability to share the fundamentals of painting allowed folks to learn something that was fun and not too heavy.  Her personality was a perfect match for the dynamics of our group. Everyone on our team expressed how much fun they had during the painting session and how it set the right tone for great team cohesiveness – trust, variety, teamwork, etc.


Salamander Resort got a prize when they retained you to lead the art sessions.  Thanks for everything!

Anonymous, Salamander Resort and Spa

Mary did an outstanding job with our painting/team-building event.  Not only is she clearly a gifted artist, but she is also a skilled teacher and facilitator.  By working with the group on paintings that were their own, building in the shift from their own painting to another’s and leveraging the language we asked her to use, she made it easy for the group to make connections to the other work they were doing.  And, she even sparked the topic of stewardship which was very helpful!  She is a gem!

Amy, Noblis

Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderfully creative piece of art.  We all absolutely loved it. Can't imagine it being any more on target for our son's birthday and for creatively capturing great memories from his 50 years.  You're a wonderfully talented artist and partner!  We appreciate our long-standing relationship and look forward to sharing more good times with you.  

Resident, McLean, VA

Everyone just raved about your artwork.  When you're in the neighborhood again, please stop by. 

Resident, Vienna, VA

My Über-talented, funny, inspiring friend, Mary Jennings, is the new resident artist at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Va. (we have a lot of her art of on the farm)

I'm telling you, it is the best gift you could give yourself to spend a day under her creative guidance.  She could make a stone paint! A gentle guide that'll help you tap your own creative juices.  Guaranteed.

Sign up for one of her classes.  You'll thank me.

Beth Reese, Taproot Farm, WV


INOVA, HP, WINDO, PIPA POPEYE'S, AH&LA, Washington Nationals, National Sporting Library & Museum, TIAA-CREF, Grand Palace,

Salamander Resort and Spa, Mandarin Oriental DC, The Hamilton Hotel, Noblis, Booze Allen Hamilton,TFCA, Columbus Rose, Ltd., The Reading Connection, American University, YMCA

Art Classes and Gallery shop

  • Artist-In-Residence, Art Classes and Special Events, Salamander Hotels, Middleburg, VA 2014-Present
  • Instructor, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arts Enterprise Institute-Workshops, July 2018
  • Instructor and Exhibitor, Studio Gallery at Studio Clarendon, Marketplace Clarendon, 2018
  • ArtFest with Arlington Artist's Alliance Workshop, Arlington VA 2017, 2018
  • In The Image Workshop, Coracle, Falls Church, VA, September 2017
  • Art Classes, The Studio Center, Falls Church, VA 2016 - 2017

Corporate/Private Installations and Commissions

  • Custom Wedding Amenity, Salamander Resort and Spa, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Custom Monthly/Quarterly Service Provider Awards for Salamander Resort and Spa, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 18"x24" Acrylic and Pyrography on wooden panel, Private Commission, Falls Church, Fall 2017
  • 3- 12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas, Private Commission, Vienna, Va Fall 2016
  • 4'x6' Acrylic on Canvas, Private Commission, Fairfax VA, Fall 2015
  • 18"x18" Watercolor, Private Commission, Falls Church, VA, Summer 2015
  • 3'x5' Mixed Media, Private Commission, McLean VA, Spring 2015
  • Fisher Design Group, Private Residence, Vienna, VA, Fall 2014
  • Salamander Hotels, Middleburg, VA Fall 2013
  • Cardinal Construction and Management, Inc., Arlington, VA Spring 2013
  • The Falls Church Anglican, Arlington, VA, July and November 2012
  • Hungry for God, Arlington, VA, Summer 2012
  • Taproot Farm, Capon Bridge, WV, Spring 2012
  • Tap and Vine Restaurant, Arlington Va, 2010-2011
  • Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC
  • YMCA, Washington, DC
  • American University, Washington, DC
  • Sunrise Retirement, Fairfax, VA


  • Honorable Mention, "Around The World", Gallery Underground, Aug. 2017
  • Artists' Choice Award, Falls Church Arts, "Scenes of the City" Plein Air Competition, July 2017

Recent Shows

  • "ArtFest", Ft. C.F.Lewis, Hendry House, April 2018
  • "Around The World", Gallery Underground, Aug. 2017
  • "Scenes of the City" Falls Church Arts, Plein Air Competition, July 2017
  • "Big and Small", Falls Church Arts, May 2017
  • "Work and Play" with District Doughnut, Georgetown, Washington DC, 2017
  • "Artomatic", Crystal City, March-May 2017
  • "ArtFest", Ft. C.F.Lewis, Hendry House, April 2017
  • "Library Series at Salamander Resort" - Jan, Feb, March 2017
  • "Road Trip", Gallery Underground - May 2016 (juried)
  • The Studio Center Grand Opening Show - April 2016
  • "Gatherings", The Art League Gallery - July 2015 (juried)
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Sketchbook Project Tour
  • Tuckahoe Home and Garden Tour, May 2013
  • Artomatic - May-June 2012
  • Arlington Central Library Rock Music Show - April-May 2012
  • Art League Patrons’ Show - February 2012
  • IAM Holiday Art Show and Auction - December 2011
  • “Small Works”, The Art League Gallery - November 2011 (juried)
  • “What to Wear”, The Art League Gallery - November 2011 (juried)
  • Judging the Art for Swanson Middle Schools, PTA Reflections Competition, October, 2011, 2012
  • Arlington Shirlington Library - August 2011 (juried)
  • Arlington Central Library - July 2011 (juried)

Boards and positions

  • Artist-In-Residence, Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg, Va. 2014 - Present
  • Instructor, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Va. 2018
  • Instructor, "Work of Art", Arlington Arts Enterprise Institute, Arlington, Va. 2018
  • Manager, Arlington Artist's Alliance Instagram acct, Arlington, VA 2018
  • Networking Ambassador, Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, Ca. 2018
  • Workshop Facilitator, "In The Image", Coracle, 2017
  • Mentor and Judge, eBay Small Business Start-up Cup Competition with Griffin Works, Washington, DC 2017
  • Room Host Lead, Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, Ca. 2017


  • Arlington Connection, Cover Story: Learn to Laugh, April 2017
  • National Sporting Museum and Library (Sunday Sketch)
  • The Current
  • Architectural Digest
  • HGTV
  • Sugar Hill Catalog
  • Washington Design Center, DC

Guilds and Organizations

  • Social Media Marketing Society
  • Arlington Artist's Alliance, 2015 to present
  • Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia 2013 to present
  • Painting Group, MIP Group, Business Mixer, International Arts Movement Working Artists Initiative 
  • The Art League and Arlington Artist Alliance
  • CIVA - Christians In the Visual Arts
  • The Reading Connection - served as CHAIR for the Of Wine and Words Decor, Entertainment and Program Committee