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Hi!  I'm Mary Lynn.

I am a multi-disciplined, mixed media artist, art explorer, optimist, and collector of friends for the sake of art and community.


Over the past 32 years I had the great love of teaching art to students K-6.  Although I have always been an artist, my students artistically formed me in ways I never would have imagined.  When I retired as an art teacher I knew I wanted to continue on

my artist journey but I also knew I didn’t want to do it alone. 

So that is how Outside the box studiO came to be!


What am I most artistically passionate about: 

Clay Monotype! If you haven't tried this form of art, it is a must!  It is an intense, technical, and deeply layered process and becomes more beautifully complicated the further you explore. I have been developing this form of art for more than a decade.


Mixed Media with Photo Image Transfer!  I love layers, multitudes of mediums and then the addition of a subtle story through photo image transfer.


My other love: Trying it all!  I truly can’t get enough of unearthing  and developing art skills in all mediums, sharing discoveries with others and becoming a sponge for new learning.

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