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Word of South 2021

Mary Frances Rudnick

Mary Frances Rudnick is best known for her whimsical watercolors that feature the coastal communities and wildlife that she loves so much. As a young girl growing up in Tallahassee, Mary’s mother encouraged her to follow her passion and look closely at her surroundings. Mary’s passion led her to an art major at Florida State University. She spends much of her spare time at the coast working on her art and is often participating at shows around the North Florida area.

Kim and Mary have been friends for over twenty years and have just completed their first book together: Beach Treasure, A Rhyming Riddling Scavenger Hunt. Beach Treasure will be released on April 1, 2019. The book encourages families and friends to work and play together while learning about marine life found along shores all over the world.