I am originally from California, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was an elementary teacher for 28 years, teaching grades Kindergarten through 5th grade here in the Spokane School District. I’ve always enjoyed creative activities and have dabbled in Stained Glass as well as painting.
I started painting with watercolors soon after I retired from teaching 9 years ago. I have been taking lessons now from various instructors, some here in Spokane and some in the Palm Springs area. I like to paint different subjects and am always trying new techniques. I enjoy the bright colors of watercolor, and the way the paints move on the paper.
I have displayed my work in a gallery/winery downtown Spokane a few years ago, and also at the MAC in a national show last year.
I now have my work on ETSY.com, and my shop is called “ArtbyMaryLouMartin.” You can get there two ways: Go to Etsy.com, and then search for my shop name, no spaces between words or just click here: ArtbyMaryLouMartin