Painting the elevator doors at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Painting the elevator doors at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

MARY BEA MCWATTERS

Mary Bea McWatters is a professional artist from Petoskey, Michigan. Mary Bea’s love for the outdoors and her passion for creating unique and colorful paintings has guided her through twenty years of professional art experience. 

Mary Bea has lived and painted in many locations across the United States, including Vermont, North Carolina, and Hawaii. In 2006, she received a BFA in Art and Design from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. After graduation, Mary Bea helped to start a landscaping business on Mackinac Island, where she created beauty with in the gardens for eight years. Working every summer surrounded by flowers, bikes, and the waters of Northern Michigan, further developed a deep love for painting the natural world.

Currently Mary Bea is a full time artist living in her home town of Petoskey. You can usually find her creating in her studio on the Bear River, riding her bike toward the breathtaking Northern Michigan sunsets, or exploring nature with a paintbrush or camera in hand.

Her work as an artist seeks to become part of the beauty that surrounds us, the beauty that is within us, and the beauty that enriches our lives. It is with great joy and gratitude that she shares her work with you.

Sitting outside her studio located on The Bear River in Petoskey, Michigan.

Sitting outside her studio located on The Bear River in Petoskey, Michigan.

Enjoy!

Gardening with a smile on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Gardening with a smile on Mackinac Island, Michigan.