Mary Beth Shaw.....

artist, author, workshop instructor........seeker.

Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art.  She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor. Her creative process is largely self taught, spontaneous and joyful. She is author of  Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl , both published by F&W and is also a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine. 

In 2010, Mary Beth recognized a need for 'artist designed' stencils and created StencilGirl Products, which has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media. Living with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life. 


Photo Copyright by Greg Barth Designs. 

Books by Mary Beth Shaw

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Flavor for Mixed Media

Here is My Book. I love it, I mean what would you expect me to say. But seriously, if I hadn't written it, I would buy this book. Really. And I am kinda picky. But it's got things that have never been included in other books. Such as lots of claybord techniques. And fabulous guest artists - like Misty Mawn & Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise. And projects. And eye candy photos, 250 in color! And recipes, yep, for food. 

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Stencil Girl 

Stencil Girl Mixed Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils "Ah yes, the second book is here!!! It is all stencils in every manifestation I could conjure up, along with gallery work from 20+ contributing artists. Mixing mediums like crazy, I work with fabric, clay, wood, canvas, paint, and even.......cupcakes! If you love stencils like I love stencils, you will be thrilled by all the ways to use them. And if you are new to stencils, get ready to open the door to a brand new world of delicious mixed media."