Mary Urban May 14 2014
Growing up in the idyllic Vermont countryside, Mary Urban was encouraged by family and teachers to be an artist. At 18, she moved to Boston to study graphic design at the Massachusetts College of Art.
The lure of her peaceful country home was too much, and she returned to open an organic coffee and tea house with her brother. "Coffee, tea and cafe culture has always been a great passion to me, as it tends to bring communities and fellow artists together for conversations and the bouncing of bold ideas," she says.
Today, Mary is known for working in a variety of media and styles from illustrative to classic. Working outside surrounded by nature comes naturally, and she can often be found standing or sitting under a giant maple tree working on her next collection.