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"All of us humans have a story. We are wacky, wonderful, wounded creatures, beautiful in our imperfection, courageous in our vulnerability. Our outsides often don't reflect our journeys, our stories, our painful or ugly parts. Through my expressive portrait and distorted figurative paintings, I strive to cut through the "pretty" exterior we like to show to the world and bring the inside out. We may be whimsical and fun, might be dark and frightening, but we are always more interesting than what sits on the surface. I hope to tell these stories through my paintings and by doing so, help others to celebrate their own story." – Marybeth Bradbury

Marybeth has been creating art since she could hold a crayon (in her left hand!). In the third grade, she won the national contest to design a cover for American Girl magazine. Art has always been a passionate part of her life. She left corporate life to paint full time in 2018.

When she's not in her studio overlooking the North Carolina coast making art or designing and constructing clothing, she can often be found cooking and creating in the kitchen or participating in her local arts community as co-founder of the Topsail Art Collective.


ABOUT Marybeth

Juried Shows and Exhibitions
  • 2019 Wilmington Art Association Spring Show and Sale

  • 2019 Art in the Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

  • 2019 Solo Exhibition, Salty Turtle Brewing Co., Surf City, NC

  • 2020 ARTfall Wilmington, NC

  • 2020 Wilmington Art Association Spring Show and Sale

  • 2020 Art in the Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

  • 2021 Wilmington Art Association Spring Show and Sale

  • 2021 ARTfall, Wilmington, NC

  • 2022 Wilmington Art Association Spring Show and Sale

  • 2022 Solo Exhibition, Berkshire-Hathaway, Wilmington, NC

  • 2022 Landfall Foundation Show & Sale, Wilmington, NC

  • 2022 Landfall Foundation Show , Honorable Mention

  • 2022Recipient, Artsist Support Grant, Arts Council of Wilmington

Solo Shows
  • 2021     Martyrs & Legends, Aces Gallery, Wilmington, NC

  • 2022     Exhibition, Berkshire Hathaway Gallery, Wilmington, NC

  • 2023     Loving Kindness, Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC202

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