was born in 1958 to Willard and Margaret Brodbeck in Hastings,
Michigan. She grew up on a dairy farm near Woodland, Michigan
along with four brothers and two sisters.
to focusing on fine art full-time in the 1990’s,
Mary worked as an industrial designer in the West Michigan
office furniture industry.
1998, Mary has specialized in moku hanga – woodblock
prints made using all traditional Japanese methods and materials.
She learned these techniques from Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo,
as a recipient of a Bunka-Cho fellowship from the Japanese
images are most often of the Great Lakes. She exhibits
her work throughout the
United States, and in Canada
and Japan. Mary’s home base is in Kalamazoo, Michigan,