Fine Art/Arts & Crafts/Clay/Calligraphy
Mari was labeled an artist when she was in the first grade. Her teacher asked if she would be responsible for decorating the bulletin boards for the holidays and she gladly accepted. Since her father worked for Hallmark Cards she had plenty of opportunity to copy and illustrate the cards that he brought home. Her first art class was at Portland Art Museum where she learned more about drawing and painting. She earned a B.S. degree from Oregon State University in Art Education K-12. Her first job was teaching at Christie School as an art therapist. Gradually her career moved toward graphic design where she learned many design programs and worked for a variety of industries. She has traveled abroad and loves museums, photography, architecture and being in the outdoors. Her inspiration comes from the beauty in nature.