"I don't know how to live my life without some sort of creative aspect."
Mary has been creating in some way for over thirty years. She does it because it was modeled by her parents who were Depression-Era do-it-yourselfers. Being able to create things--whether it was woodworking, sewing, painting, or cooking--was a good skill to have, and in a large family like hers, it was the best way to spend time with busy parents!
"I loved the projects I did with them, and I eventually made art a part of my life."
She's an impressionist oil painter. Her art is primarily light-driven and she looks for opportunities to emphasize the light and shadows, and often reflections and refractions, in her subjects. She paints both landscapes and still lives.
Mary Kamerer also has art for sale on her website