Contemporary landscape oil painter Mary Jo Van Dell finds inspiration in the woods, lakes, prairies, coasts and wilderness areas of northern Minnesota, Canada and beyond. Her paintings are recognized by her minimalist technique, limited use of palette and often somber and moody sense. With pronounced simplification and harmonious clarity she is able to captivate her audience emotionally. Mary Jo has gained a strong following of collectors and admirers who are attracted and drawn into the uncluttered and quiet nature of her work. Her work has been included into the permanent collection of the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Park System.