Since 2007 Mary Elizabeth Arts has been offering artist designed glassware and tabletop items. I create functional art to enjoy year round including hand-painted glassware, mugs, personalized platters, napkins and more. My silkscreened line of glasses (made entirely in the USA) is available for wholesale and retail. My studio is on our small family farm in Chapel Hill, NC. The studio building was originally a double-wide old school trailer (see image below) that has been transformed into my current day studio using many salvaged materials, (thanks to my talented architect father, and the man who first taught me to paint when I was 3).
My beautiful studio is surrounded by trees, flowers, birds, fish, mushrooms, leaves and stunning North Carolina skies that keep my creativity flowing. Painting is how I express my joy for life. I hope my work makes you as happy as it makes me create it. My capable husband is my packager and spoils me with his cooking and my two sweet babies keep me in awe of what life continually offers.
I've been a painter my entire life, with trees being the focus of my art.
In art therapy, trees represent the self. Many people identify and connect with trees because they have individual personalities. Every tree I paint is an expression of myself in the moment. Each tree, every branch is an emotional self-portrait. I have a minor in biology and my draw towards nature shows in my work: Birds, leaves, frogs--I find all of it beautiful and love capturing nature's colors.
I have volunteered my talents teaching glass and ceramic painting to artists in Haiti. As well as therapeutic outlets for cancer patients and their families. I offer free how-to tutorials on my blog, YouTube and Facebook page. I enjoy sharing what I know with others. Life is better when you share what you have!
Cheers to artful living every day.
Want to learn more about my story? Check out this interview with WRAL's "Go Ask Mom" https://www.wral.com/chapel-hill-artist-mom-builds-booming-business-online/17501654/