Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media.
Mary Beth worked the art show circuit for 5 years, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2007 and finds pleasure in helping students find their own voice.
She is the author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl® Products, LLC and the recently opened StencilGirl Studio. Mary Beth has a tattoo of a shooting star on her right shoulder. She lives with her husband John and three Maine Coon cats!