Mary C. Bell is a 1996 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education with a dual major in French and Art. She taught 9 of her 15 years of teaching in Dayton as a French teacher. Mary has been a member of the Fairborn Art Association since 2001. She enjoys primarily watercolor “plein air” and acrylic. She challenged herself to daily painting over 10 years ago while teaching at Colonel White High School. The school colors were green and gold. She chose the colors green, yellow and blue to represent each school day. She only managed to complete about 50 before quitting the challenge. Last year around Christmas time, she decided to try again to complete a full year of diary paintings. She changed the colors to red, yellow and orange. She felt like red, blue and purple would be too dark. Each 4″x 6″ canvas board represents the activity of a single day. Circles represent people. It could be lunch with a friend, dinner with family or a club meeting. A line with a hump or two represents a vehicle. It could represent traveling or car trouble. All of the paintings are dated and titled on the back. Her 365 paintings will be on display for the month of February at the Fairborn Art Association gallery located at 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324. The gallery is located at the back of the building. The gallery is open every Sunday in February from 1:00-4:00 pm.