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Mary Beth Maisel
Newton, MA

About the Artist

Mary Beth Maisel has been experimenting with art-making since childhood. She retains gleeful memories of being introduced to finger painting in the third grade, but it was not until after becoming a widow and single mother at age 45 that she would finally allow herself to follow her dreams of becoming an artist.

Mary Beth Maisel’s artwork emanates from who she is; each piece is a record of her history, her journeys, and her experiences. Born in Missouri in 1940 to parents of the Depression, an important part of Mary Beth’s daily lifestyle involves learning how to make something out of…

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About the Artist

Mary Beth Maisel has been experimenting with art-making since childhood. She retains gleeful memories of being introduced to finger painting in the third grade, but it was not until after becoming a widow and single mother at age 45 that she would finally allow herself to follow her dreams of becoming an artist.

Mary Beth Maisel’s artwork emanates from who she is; each piece is a record of her history, her journeys, and her experiences. Born in Missouri in 1940 to parents of the Depression, an important part of Mary Beth’s daily lifestyle involves learning how to make something out of nothing. She carries this concept into her artwork and considers it to be one of the most rewarding and successful aspects of what she does.

Through drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mary Beth has learned to see in two and three dimensions. The study of color added more understanding as she began creating watercolor.
In 2002, she discovered the excitement of monotype printing using a gelatin plate; this process allows her to explore texture, color, shape, and form in layer after layer until she has created a unique piece of work with many layers of depth and meaning. 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. Maisel has been featured in a solo exhibit the "Fuller Museum":http://fullercraft.org/ in Brockton, MA . She is currently a member of the "Concord Art Association":http://www.concordart.org/, "Newton Art Association":http://newtonartassociation.com/naa/default.asp, the and the "Nature Printing Society":http://www.natureprintingsociety.org.

Artist’s Work

Rhapsody in blue 2
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Rhapsody in Blue

By Mary Beth Maisel

Nature
Copse
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Copse

By Mary Beth Maisel

Gone to seed
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Gone to Seed

By Mary Beth Maisel

Golden glow
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Golden Glow

By Mary Beth Maisel

Lasting memories
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Lasting Memories

By Mary Beth Maisel

The day after
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Day Brightener

By Mary Beth Maisel

Sparkling anemones
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Sparkling Anemones

By Mary Beth Maisel

Front row
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Front Row

By Mary Beth Maisel

Frances
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Frances

By Mary Beth Maisel

Owlprowl
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OwlProwl

By Mary Beth Maisel

Lightning 1
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Lightning 1

By Mary Beth Maisel

Garden treasures
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Garden Treasures

By Mary Beth Maisel

Frosty
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Frosty

By Mary Beth Maisel

Fairyland
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Fairyland

By Mary Beth Maisel

Living green
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Living Green

By Mary Beth Maisel

Observing 3
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Observing

By Mary Beth Maisel

Archways
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Archways

By Mary Beth Maisel

Whoo
Mystical mountains
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Mystical Mountains

By Mary Beth Maisel

Natural splendor 1
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Natural Splendor 1

By Mary Beth Maisel

West wind
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West Wind

By Mary Beth Maisel

Whirling
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Whirling

By Mary Beth Maisel

New season
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New Season

By Mary Beth Maisel

animals
Single file
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Single File

By Mary Beth Maisel

Dreaming 1
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Dreaming 1

By Mary Beth Maisel

home
City dawn
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City Dawn

By Mary Beth Maisel

Guiding light
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Guiding Light

By Mary Beth Maisel

Morning inn
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Morning Inn

By Mary Beth Maisel

landscape
Adventure 3
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Adventure

By Mary Beth Maisel

Selected Exhibitions

  • Duxbury Art Complex
    Duxbury, MA, 2017
  • Newton Art Association and Open Studios exhibitions 2000-2013
    Newton, MA, 2017
  • Concord Art Association Juried exhibitions 1995-2012
    Concord, MA, 2017
  • Russell Gallery, Plymouth Center for the Arts
    Plymouth, MA, 2009
  • Solo show "Glimpses of Tuscany and Provence" at Fuller Museum
    Brockton, MA, 1997

Press and Accolades

  • "The Art of Printing in Nature" published by Nature Printing Society. A book chapter author.
    2011, new edition 2016
  • Newton Art Association, Bonnar Award; First Prize - 2007, Second Prize - 2005, 2006
    2005-2006

Education

  • Boston University, Masters of Education
    Boston, MA,1965 
  • Randolph-Macon Woman's College, A.B. Russian studies, Art, and English
    Lynchburg, VA,1962