Mary kathleen scott

About

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Meet Mary Kathleen

A little about me -

I am an artist and illustrator that holds a special place in her heart for paper, art, coffee, and running. Yes, I actually like to run. I was on the state championship cross country team in high school and ran for Wake Forest University. I still run, though not competitively. I do it for the love. Just like I draw for the love of art and encouragement. And of course those things drive my love for coffee. Lots of coffee.

mission

To create art that encourages, speaks a message,  and n reminds collectors of a memory or truth.

Whether it’s encouraging, heart-lightening, or deeply emotional, I want my art to trigger what they need in their home and lives and ultimately create connections.

vision

Truth is important and so is encouragement. We all need both and I want to provide that message through my art. I want it to be bigger than myself.

I believe it is in changing hearts that we change the world and I want to reach hearts with my art.

natural, vintage, textural, and quiet

Typically my work contains a vintage feel that incorporates lines and texture inspired by the natural world and my younger days growing up in the mountains. While I often use vintage inspired colors, the color palette tends to be soft and muted. Primary colors are often important but in softer hues. Texture is shown through lines and marks that can be printed in the screen printing process. There is a play of contrast in subject matter, color, texture, and white space.

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bio

I grew up in a tiny, one stop light town in the mountains of NC. I ran cross country and track in high school while also creating art. I continued that same combination into college at Wake Forest University. Somewhere along the way after college I forgot the art.

Instead I made my way into teaching high school history near Charlotte. With the birth of my second daughter my husband and I decided I would stay home with both our girls and there I began to make my way back to art. Starting in 2012 I began to teach myself photography, branding, and website design. From there I grew a photography and branding business.
In 2017, I gave it all up. For the next two years I helped my husband build up his landscaping business until I heard a call that it was time. So I quit working for my husband full time. After doing so, I found myself immersed in art again but this time discovered I’d been neglecting my passion. While I love photography, I found drawing a better expression and release for me. I came back full circle to my college years and also found my purpose within it. And when you combine purpose with passion, you have magic. At least that’s what it feels like to me. I get to do what I love while also making a difference in other people’s lives.
 
 

process

1

ideation

Every piece of art and collection begins with inspiration and an exploration of the idea through moodboards, photographs, thumbnails, and sketches.

2

Creation

After I’ve exhausted the ideation phase and have solid sketches I love, I begin to bring it all to life in Adobe Illustrator. As I refine my art there, I print often to see it on paper. I continue to make refinements until I am happy with what has evolved.

3

Collections

This is where I begin working with pattern building and finalizing artwork. I round out a collection for products including the art prints, stationery, and patterns.

4

Print

The fun begins with the printing process! Some of my work is printed in house on an inkjet or giclee prints are done through a print company. Stationery products are done through a print company. However, my favorites are screen printed by hand by me. It is such a joy to play with paints after creating digitally and I cherish all the prints I get to create.