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Marianne Keefe

Winter: (239) 543-3758

Summer: (518) 827-6492

  Email:  marianne@dreamgear.com


About the Artist

Marianne Keefe earned her B.A. degree from Barrington College in Rhode Island, and did her graduate work at the State University of New York in Oneonta and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.  She taught elementary school full time and as a substitute teacher for 16 years.  After moving back to Massachusetts from New York, she worked as an office manager for the Mass. Laborers' Pension Fund for another 16 years.

Since taking an early retirement, Marianne now spends half of each year on ten acres in N. Fort Myers, Florida, and the other half in West Fulton, in upstate New York, where she has a painting studio, built for her by her husband, Joe, on their 25 isolated, hilly, mostly wooded acres.  Their nearest neighbor is a mile away.

Marianne has always loved making art, since winning second place in a "Be Kind to Animals" contest in second grade.  During her adult working years, she took several continuing education art classes which sustained her interest.  However, when she walked into a craft store and saw Lisa Grinter teaching an art class, she knew that was what she wanted to do...paint! 

A certified instructor in both oils and acrylics, since 1992 she has taught both in her own studio and at a resort park as well as other places.  Since that time, she has been active in her local art league in Fort Myers, holding various offices, including that of president. She has won many awards, including First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention for her original artwork.

Marianne has studied with many well-known artists and has been a member of the group of artists now known as TEAM since the early 1990's, and has attended numerous National and Regional conferences. 

Many of her paintings have been sold through an agreement with local New York restaurants.  She also has painted many commissioned portraits. 

Professional Services Offered
  • Oil
  • Acrylics



Barber's Farm Market (pastel)

Schoharie County Countryside (pastel)

Happy Baby (pastel)

Upstate New York Barn (oil, palette knife)

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