Mary Beth Maisel has been experimenting with art-making since childhood. After becoming a widow and single mother at age 45, she finally allowed herself to follow her dreams of becoming an artist.
Born in Missouri in 1940 to parents of the Depression, she learned how to "make something out of nothing", and carries this concept into her artwork.
Through drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mary Beth has learned to see in two and three dimensions, and in 2002 she discovered the excitement of monotype printing using a gelatin plate. Her newest work is white-line woodcut which allows her to use her painterly watercolors in a new way, and to enjoy working from travel sketchbook ink drawings from as much as 25 years ago.