Mary Brodbeck received her BFA from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and her MFA from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
"I have made the Great Lakes my subject matter for about ten years now. They are wondrous and worth my time, they reveal observation on insight, communication, and expression...I use the woodblock print medium as a vehicle for me to make well-crafted and meaningful interpretations of nature. More than just â€œmultiplesâ€ of a single design, my prints have gained their distinctive look through the very act of repetition â€“ similar to the developed voice of any well-practiced instrument. In many ways, I consider my prints to be stilled performances. Yet art speaks its own language and viewers will come away with their own interpretation. My hope is that my art will cheer to the good qualities in all of us and speak of love, beauty, mystery, desire and optimism.â€ -Mary Brodbeck