|Urban Landscape, 24" x 48"|
|Believe the Impossible, 12" x 36"|
|Needle in the Haystack, 24" x 48"|
With a childhood near Rochester, New York and living over a decade in Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Beth's work reflects the gritty architecture and textural feel of the places she has experienced, not to mention the flow of the sports she grew up playing. "The most recent series I am knee deep in is inspired by everyday buildings, the feel of cities, it is allowing me to further experiment with mixed media and perspective when drawing or painting a building or cityscape," she explains.
|Where Dreams Are Made, 24" x 48"|
Besides her work as an artist, Mary Beth is a full time Occupational Therapist at a local hospital in Rochester. Along with her surroundings in urban life and the flowing movement of being an athlete, her career as a therapist and healer also influences her work. Much of her work has words of inspiration sprinkled in, for those she encourages daily. "I think the passion I have as a therapist shines through in the pieces I create; much like painting, occupational therapy is all about the process -- there is always an end goal, but you have to get through the 'weeds' to get there."
Mary Beth is also a Manhattan Arts International Artist, where you can see more of her work: www.manhattanarts.com/Gallery/Mary-Beth-Kushner. To keep up with Mary Beth's work and gallery openings, you can also find her online at www.marybethkushner.com.
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