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Artist and writer Mary Grace Dembeck isn't sure which she loves to do most ... paint or write. Born in New York City, she has lived in Westport, CT, for the past 38 years. She has exhibited paintings at The National Academy of Design, and her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Ranger Rick, and various other journals and magazines.

Mary also collaborated on a number of songs with singer Maureen McGovern, and on a children's musical, The Bengal Tiger's Ball, which was performed by Ms. McGovern at The Civic Theatres near Orlando, Florida. The musical was based mainly on Mary's lyrics.

She is included in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women.

Mary works mainly in pastels and acrylics, as well as pen and inks.

Her short story Act of memory is included in the Paul Auster/NPR anthology I Thought My Father Was God.

She is also the author of a collection children's wacky poetry, MOONSNACKS And Assorted Nuts, and she delights in the Steve Allen quote found in the back of the book: "When I was six years old, I made one of the great discoveries if my life: a book of light verse for children, found in the back of an old closet. I envy the modern boys and girls who may now happily discover Ms. Dembeck's collection of whimsical verse. It will appeal to the child in all of us."


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24" x 24" Acrylic on untempered masonite

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