Mary Jane Huegel spent her childhood exploring the beautiful mountain scenery of eastern Kentucky, and her paintings reflect her vivid memories and impressions of how the light danced through the leaves in the trees, the intensity of the gold and greens that decorated the hills and hollows, and the warm and vibrant colors of the terrain. She received her education from Darlington School and Florida State University. In addition, she has taken many classes over the years at the renowned Scottsdale Artists' School, studying with some of the best artists in the country and Russia. Mary Jane also paints the impressions of what she sees and sometimes feels during her travels throughout North America, Europe, and Mexico. Her artwork has been purchased by Tyler Perry Studios for use in his Atlanta productions.