Artist Biography

In the basement of my childhood home, I utilized a tornado shelter as my art studio. I was thrilled to display my creations on the cement block walls. But, as a lot of children do, I got busy with other endeavors. Eventually, I earned a degree in interior design and had a successful career. Then a cancer diagnosis set me back. Art became a healing outlet for me and I realized how much I missed having art as an active part of my life. In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, I rented a studio space and once again said YES! to art. I haven’t looked back!

Mary Bamborough

With my art, I strive to capture the joy and magic of a particular place, person, or animal, and to inspire the viewer to see beyond reality. Although I use traditional materials, I combine them in a unique way to prompt the viewer to discover beauty in the unusual.

Art Exhibitions

Art exhibitions, Grand Rapids, 2021 and 2022

Memberships and Communities

Fulton Street Artisans Market

The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA)

Kolaj International Directory of Contemporary Collage Artists

Paris Collage Collective

Spectrum Health Expressive Arts Group

Vayo Collage Gallery