Shaw is Butterfield artist for June


Mary K. Shaw will be the Butterfield Garage featured artist in June. Her whimsical, energetic works reflect her personal interpretation of the natural world. An artist talk at 6 p.m. on First Friday, June 7, will give patrons the opportunity to meet her and see her joy-filled work.

Combining her love of collage with poetry and wordsmithing, Shaw creates vibrant, layered works in mixed media. In addition to direct painting and hand-lettering, she employs monoprinting on a gelatin plate to produce a range of textured papers that are incorporated into her collages. A gifted wordsmith, Shaw often includes the written word as part of her composition or as the genesis of specific works. 

She has exhibited her artwork in solo and group shows since 1995. She teaches workshops on gel plate printing and has a passion for handmade books and altered books.

Butterfield Garage Gallery is located at 137 King St., St. Augustine. For further information, phone 904-825-4577, email or go to