Mary Kathleen Scott


I’m 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 the process. And of course those things drive my love for coffee. Lots of coffee – always black.

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Surface Design Illustration

Original Art


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.


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.

Illustration & Lettering

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



Commissions are a beautiful world of very personal original art that is not only timeless but because it’s personalized will become an heirloom for you.

If you’ve commissioned before, you know the treasure you receive in a personalized piece of art. If you’ve never experienced the world of commissioning an original piece of art, welcome! It’s exciting to get something so personalized and valuable. But it can be daunting if it’s your first time. Also, many artists have different ways of handling commissions.

I’ve outlined all the questions I’ve received and my process for commissions. You can read those in the FAQs. Or if you know you’re ready, contact me on the right and we’ll get started.

**For 2023, I have 9 Commissions openings left.

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Looking for designs for a surface, like notebooks, book covers, or posters? I welcome collaborations and licensing for surface design. You can see my current portfolio, or if you’re interested in working with me, you can contact me and we’ll get started.

Meet Mary Kathleen Scott
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 and 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. .

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Kind of like a road trip . . . it includes adventures, good music, some wrong turns, a couple of right ones, and maybe a snack.

For real though, it is a journey, this artist thing and I’d love to have you here with me. You can sign up for my newsletter by entering your email below.

As a big thank you, you immediately have access to the print library that has bookmarks, calendars, digital wallpapers and other free things for you.

Also, I always offer my art first to everyone on my list – even originals. You’ll also get behind the scenes previews and bits about my life and thoughts for the week.

Hop in and start the roadtrip music!