October 1, 2018

New Paintings

This week I am sharing two new original paintings that are available at Dutchland Galleries.

Joyful Harvest 24x24" Original Acrylic

Joyful Harvest is also available as a 20x20" framed print.  This framed print will be auctioned off at Help The Fight fundraising banquet this Saturday in Lancaster.

My second new painting is titled, "Dragonfly Cottage."  The original will be available at Dutchland Galleries.  If you call, you can reserve the original before it's gone. You may contact them at 
1-717-768-7175.  They ship worldwide.

July 1, 2018

Summer Sale, News and New Paintings


During the month of July, I will be having a summer sale on all my framed and unframed retail prints.  Purchase directly from me or the shop, Pebbles and Lace, located at 56 E. Main Street, Lititz (formerly owned by Back Home Again) and receive 20% off.  This does not include prints from Dutchland Galleries or wholesale orders.  You can contact me directly at starlitestudios.art@gmail.com or visit the Lititz store.


photos from Pebbles and Lace


I recently had a special opportunity to contribute two pieces of my art on a cd for a very inspiring musician,  Josiah Elias.  You can read about him and order the cd at the following link.  Be sure to check out his Facebook page as well.


Josiah's CD

Mary's Art 
Mary's Art


 Painted Pony Designs Needlepoint recently added new designs from my art.  You can order painted needlepoint canvases from your local needlepoint shop.  If you live or visit Lancaster, PA check out the shop, Stitches Unlimited.  They have a great selection of needlepoint canvases and have recently offered my Star Barn design as classes.  Here are four of my newest pieces now available from Painted Pony.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page.  There are awesome videos showing their huge line of beautiful canvases.

Apple Barn
Shepherd's Chapel
Coastal Cottages
Woodland Dream Home

Here are my latest paintings now available at Dutchland Galleries.  You can order signed giclee prints in 8x10, 16x20 and 24x30 sizes from the Gallery or myself.

Balancing Act (Original Sold)

Dandelion Farm (Original Sold)

Firefly Dreams (Prints available only from Fine Art America)

Houseplants (Original Now Available at Dutchland Galleries)

Firefly Cottage (Original Now Available at Dutchland Galleries)

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a happy and fun filled summer!!!

May 1, 2018

Green Inspiration

The other day when I was out taking a walk in the rain, a verse came to me.  Psalm 92:14 NIV states, "They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green."  I've been thinking about the color green for quite some time.  I've always loved the fresh vibe that greens give off and you will see it in just about everything I paint.

Painting in Progress

My latest painting in progress has a lot of green and so I was inspired to freshen up the house with a few green elements that I have recently collected to welcome in spring.  When finished, this painting will be available at Dutchland Galleries in Intercourse, PA.

I first started greening things up on the mantle by repainting some old frames with a medium green that I often use in my paintings.   I also found a green glass star at a local secondhand store.

My ivy plant needed a little more light, so I moved it to a brighter spot by the hearth and corralled some green books, a green spring stitchery piece and a faux candle to complete the vignette.

I found two cute leaf pattern pillows at the secondhand store and dressed up the two recliners surrounding the fireplace to add a pop of green.

To complete the spring look, I changed out the painting above the right chair and replaced it with one of my spring canvas prints, "Blossoming Love".  You can purchase or order this print locally at the Peebles and Lace gift shop in Lititz, PA.  In comes in 16x20 (shown here-this frame not included) or 8x10.

I also created a spring vignette on top of my print cabinet using some green books, green frogs and a green nest.  (Coincidentally, I love to decorate with frogs as it was my nickname growing up.)

I found this cute ceramic green boot vase at a secondhand shop and filled them with flowers to greet me each time I do the dishes at the kitchen sink.  This way I don't mind doing them as I have something fun to look at.

And last but not least, I scored this mint green vintage milk shake maker at a public sale that my husband and I recently attended.  I think my hubby and daughter will enjoy giving this machine a work out.

I hope you enjoyed my green inspiration.  Are you inspired by the color green?  What is your favorite way to incorporate green into your decor?  Be sure to get out and take in all the greenery God has given us to enjoy!

April 28, 2018

Contact Info

For more information about prints and original paintings, you may contact Mary at the following email address.


You can also purchase Mary's art at:

Pebbles and Lace in Lititz, PA and Dutchland Galleries in Intercourse, PA