Since 2007 Mary Elizabeth Arts has been offering artist designed glassware and tabletop items. I create functional art to enjoy year round including glassware, porcelain plates, pottery, greeting cards and prints. My art 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 studio using many salvaged materials, (thanks to my talented architect father, and the man who first taught me to paint when I was 3).
Our home 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. My capable husband is my packager and spoils me with his cooking and my two sweet kids 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. I find all of life beautiful and love capturing nature's colors.
I have volunteered teaching glass and ceramic painting to artists in Haiti. As well as therapeutic outlets for cancer patients and their families, and frequently donate original paintings for charity. I enjoy sharing with others. Life is better when you share what you have!
Cheers to artful living every day.
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