Meet The Owner


Welcome! I'm Mary Anne Dunn, owner of "Coastal Strokes". I've been teaching art classes for over 25 years. I was a stay at home mom until my husband was hurt on the job and so I went back to work. During my time at home with the kids I did all kinds of crafts from crochecting to weddings and everything in between.


One day while shopping at a wholesale florist in PA I found Donna Dewberry's One Stroke products on an end cap. Had no idea picking up a book, a pack of brushes and a few bottles of paint did I realize 25 years later I would still be teaching art classes. I taught for over 10 years at 2 AC Moore's in MD 

and almost all the time I had a full class with a waiting list. I love teaching and love to see the look on my students face when they have that aha moment!!


"Coastal Strokes" was created a few years ago after using "Strokes From The Heart" for the past 18 years ago. While teaching a class of students at AC Moore in Maryland, we were asked to paint boxes for some local Hospitals for parents of children who had died so that they could put their keepsakes in. We painted a lot of these boxes in class as well as out of class. When I moved to Florida a few years back and opened my Etsy Shop I decided to use the name "Strokes From The Heart" as it will always have sentimental meaning to me. 

Now that I am doing more beachy items the name Coastal Strokes is a much better fit...remember Coastal Strokes...where Coastal is Chic!!

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