Enjoying an evening with several art friends.  I am gearing up for the Montana Artrepreneur Program in 2016.  These women pictured know how to kick it when it comes to getting things done.  I will be relying heavily on my artist friends to help me through the next year to complete this rigorous course.  Some have told me not to be intimidated by the 3 inch book we plough through in ten months (equal to a two year college course by the way!).  In the end it will be worth every late night study session.  This course prepares artist for the business world of art.  I’m ready to learn how to take my art to the next level.  I’m going to kick some…well you know!!



An evening with local artists as they come together to exhibit their work in December.  Enjoying the event with my art friends, Lynn and Karen.  In the background you can see Karen’s beautiful art.  Both of these lovely women have impacted my life in such a positive way.  Their support means the world to me.  And, as you can see, we do a lot of smiling and giggling, good medicine!



Labor Day Arts Festival in Red Lodge, Montana.


So honored to have my work at the Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot in Red Lodge, Montana.

Hanging out on Labor Day in the North Gallery greeting and visiting peeps.  The annual Art Festival held that day was fabulous.  So much talent to enjoy.

My work will be exhibited in the North Gallery for the month of September.  Many thanks to the staff at the gallery!


Honored in August to be the featured artist at the Downtown Billings Artwalk.

A fabulous evening visiting with friends, family and patrons of the arts.  The art walk was well attended.  The comments expressed by others about my art filled my heart with joy.

Life is good!!

An incredible evening at Toucan Gallery.

An incredible evening at Toucan Gallery.


In May I taught a workshop for Moms and Daughters for Mother’s Day.  Such an honor to work with young artists.

These two young students attended the workshop with their Grandmothers who also made canvases.  I loved watching these two become friends over the course of creating their art pieces.

Sharing with young artists is so rewarding and refreshing. Their tendency towards creating and not stressing over perfection is truly a gift we sometimes misplace as adults.  I believe we can find it again given the opportunity.  I like to think that I’ve rediscovered a bit of my carefree creative side again!



My Winter Snowman Workshop at Salvage Designs.

Amazing art work created by this fun and exciting group of students!  All masterpieces!

Thank you Kate from Salvage Designs for allowing me to, once again, teach an art workshop in your beautiful space!

I look forward to the possibility of offering another workshop soon!!



So grateful to be the guest artist in Belgrade, Montana on October 9th.

My artist friend, Wendy Marquis invited me to teach a workshop, a wonderful opportunity.

Eleven amazing women attended and created a winged-heart mixed-media painting.  I need to give

thanks to my sister, Jude and Wendy for helping me through the evening!

And, thank you to all the lovely women who created beautiful masterpieces!!

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First art journaling class on Tuesday, October 21st.  I was thrilled with the creative energy flowing in my studio!

These gals did a beautiful job creating their first art journal page.

We will be meeting once a month as this will be an ongoing class.


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My work will be on exhibit at the Joliet Community Center for the month of October.

I am so thrilled and wish to thank Susan Wolfe for being so gracious, this is such

a great opportunity for me!!  Feeling like a happy dance is coming on!!



In October 2014, a beginning art journaling class will start.

I am so excited to share with these gals.  This class will be ongoing and meet once a month.

I will be posting class photos on my blog to share as we create our art journals!


Taking my first oil painting class.

Definitely very different from acrylics and watercolor!

Creativity flowing!

Creativity flowing!


Celebrating the launching of the website design for Miss Mary’s Handmades.

  My very first commissioned piece!

It’s been an awesome journey, thank you LaineyM. for kick starting my way into the art world!

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Fei Debut


Opening of my Art Show at Bailiwick in April 2014.

Faces of Montana series displayed in the background.  It was a great day with many friends and visitors stopping by to say hi.  My grandson stopped by to cheer me on.  He is a constant supporter of my art.



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Spring workshop at Salvage Designs. 

These ladies made beautiful art…all so unique and so creative!

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My grandson and I attending the May Art Walk at Toucan Gallery.  My art displayed, including my larger horse painting finished earlier in the spring.  So wonderful to see my art at the gallery!

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