Maryann Didriksen is a contemporary painter. Working in various media she explores the addition and subtraction of energy and color in her work. Before returning to painting full-time in 2001 Maryann worked as an Art Director and graphic designer. She holds a BFA from Alfred University and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey. In addition to painting she writes a blog called #artistlife. She lives and works in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.