MaryAnn Beckwith arrived on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula in 1970. She has been living on the beautiful, cold, snowy and remote shores of Lake Superior ever since, raising her family, teaching, and making her art.
She was hired by Michigan Technological University to teach Painting, Design & Drawing classes, and during her career achieved the rank of Full Professor and was twice selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Developing the artistic skills of these gifted students was her passion during her tenure at MTU and she continues to support the endeavors of all students of art.
She is the author of Creative Watercolor: a Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase. Her work has also been showcased in many articles in books and magazines.
She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and, along with having signature status in many other societies, she is the Executive Director of the International Society of Experimental Artists.
Along with her active and engaged role in the art community, Mary Ann creates and exhibits her art, juries shows, and teaches workshops across the country.