Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Roanoke Times and World News, June 17, 2016 'Surface Poetry'

Mike Allen, 
Thank you for covering this show!

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:25 pm
Through July 29, the Fleda A. Ring Artworks gallery inside 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke is hosting “Surface Poetry,” an exhibition that’s a collaboration between Roanoke artists Gina Louthian-Stanley and Mary Beth Lee.
As gallery assistant Tessa Cheek explained, "Gina does incredibly elegant encaustic work. Mary Beth does elaborate multimedia line work. They've been working together, both collaboratively and in a sort of 'side-along play' fashion, on this show and their work in conversation is both surprising and resonant.  
"It was [gallery owner Fleda Ring's] idea to pair a more seasoned artist (Gina) with a younger, emerging artist (Mary Beth). We became super interested in Mary Beth's artworks after our group show in December — she was actually the first artist to sell a piece in the 'RED' show. Both women participated in that show and had met each other in the past. They were thrilled when Fleda suggested a collaboration. 
"We've heard from Gina that the collaboration has pushed her to go in new directions with the materials she has mastered. This is Mary Beth's first major exhibition."

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