Mary-Lou MacDonald was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
From a young age she was always involved in artistic ventures. As an honours graduate from the Sault College Visual Arts Program, she possesses a solid arts background, but never ceases to further her artistic education. By attending workshops around Canada and the United States, dealing with many media including watercolours, acrylic inks, mixed media and collage, Mary-Lou has managed to branch out and create new and innovative pieces of artwork. She works by the inspirational motto of melding her “inner and outer worlds,” with recent works tending to lean more towards the abstract with just a hint of realism. She hopes to impart upon the viewer some measure of the emotion that she feels flow from herself into the piece of art, whatever that may be. The title of the piece is usually a little hint towards the feelings Mary-Lou experiences throughout the composition of the work.
Having been accepted into many juried shows across the USA and Europe, Mary-Lou has earned her signature status in the ISEA-NF (International Society of Experimental Artists – Nautilus Fellow.)