People frequently tell Mary Lynn O'Shea how creative she is. To which she replies with a smile, "When you work hard at something every day for forty years, you get pretty good at it." While Mary believes she may have been born with an intuitive sense of color, she acknowledges that the rest has been an incredible amount of work.
Indeed, Mary has dedicated her life to art. In her twenties, she taught art at the college level. In her thirties, she made intricate tapestries that were sold in art galleries. Her forties and fifties have been dedicated to making and selling her own line of handwoven clothing.
Now, at seventy, she has expanded her design sense to create furniture and objects that are both functional and whimsical. Mary takes great pride in her work, especially her attention to color and detail. The fabrics she uses are her own jacquard color combinations, which are the culmination of twenty-five years of experience in working with fiber and color.