Local Art for Your Home: Mary May Witte, Acrylic Contemporary Impressionism Artist

Dreaming up art pieces that give a big view, local award-winning artist Mary May Witte brings inspiring contemporary impressionism to the homes of Lakelanders. Having earned her bachelor of arts at LaGrange College in Georgia, she uses her sophisticated expertise in the graphic arts to create serene acrylic paintings. 

For three decades, she established her career as a graphic designer until she made the decision to focus on her artwork when her children moved out of the house. With support from her husband, she started painting in her home. Since moving back to Florida in the mid-70s, she gained inspiration for her artwork from the historic charm of Swan City’s nature life. 

Placing visual focus on animals, such as birds, cows and dogs, and other outdoor scenes, she portrays everyday landscapes to commemorate the familiarity found in the places she loves most. She has also worked on still life and figure pieces that capture the essence of magnified fruits and flowers. Providing a unique visual experience, her work centers around the composition giving a simple, clean design. Clients say her work is quite calming. She has participated actively in local events for the artistic community, such as the MidFlorida Mayfaire-by-the-Lake. 

One of her most popular works, “Morton,” depicts the natural beauty of our city’s beloved swans. Witte has received the honor of “Best Two Dimensional Artist” at the Old Florida Festival of the Arts in Cedar Key, Fla.

Notably, her paintings have been featured at a variety of festivals and art shows. Currently, people can find her work for sale locally at Bungalow Boutique and Gifts, 1026 Florida Ave S. You can also connect with her on her website marymaywitte.com or via email at


“If a painting speaks to you, you’ll find a place for it,” she remarks.