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Cameo Collection

Mary Hollingsworth

Spencer, MA

What type of Artist/Maker are you?

Watercolor artist and seamstress.

How did you get started making/designing/etc?

Took various art workshops & classes.

How long have you been selling your art/designing/etc?

About 20 years.

Is making art a full time gig for you or a side hustle?

A hobby.

Why are you a maker? What drives you to continue making?

I like the creativity and art is relaxing.

What is your favorite thing that you've created and sold at Worcester Wares?

Cards & prints of my painting of local Worcester iconic sites.

Do you make/sell other products that aren't sold at Worcester Wares? If so, tell us about what you make.

Watercolor paintings of non-Worcester subjects; wine bags.

What is your maker process like?

I paint at home, with art guilds, and in class.

Any upcoming products, projects, events, or goals for 2019?

Entering my paintings in several shows - RIWS, Academic Artists, etc.

If you could give advice to someone thinking about pursuing your type of craft what would you tell them?

Take classes and paint, paint, paint!

Tell us a weird/random/fun fact about yourself!

I am originally from Nebraska (you probably never met anyone from there).

What is your connection to the city of Worcester? (Live here? Work here? Grew up here? etc)

Take art classes there.

One thing you LOVE about the city of Worcester.

The Restaurants!

Worcester Favorites

Favorite Worcester place to hangout:

Ed Hyders Mediterranean Market

Favorite Worcester place to get inspired:

New England School of Fine Art

Favorite Worcester historic spot:

Mechanics Hall

Favorite Worcester food:

Sole Proprietor

Favorite Worcester event:

stArt in the Street

Other Favorites:

WAM, the murals, the old neighborhoods.

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