Announcement Welcome to my new shop! Just getting started, so please stop by regularly to see new listings. To find out more about me and Arctic Pararadise, visit my website at www.arcticparadise.com
Welcome to my new shop! Just getting started, so please stop by regularly to see new listings. To find out more about me and Arctic Pararadise, visit my website at www.arcticparadise.com
Mary Ann Benoit started Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast, Stained Glass and Jewelry in 2001. She is a stained glass and jewelry artist, professional wildlife biologist, home stager and Interior Designer, dancer, musician and teacher.
Inspired by the natural beauty and wild spirit of the Alaska, you can see how this inspiration weaves through her art, her home and businesses. In her 25 year career as a wildlife biologist, she has enjoyed discovering the beauty of nature and believes Mother Nature is the best designer! Arctic Paradise is where she ties her diverse interests and passions together.
She started creating making stained glassware after experimenting with creating a martini glass for a friend for his birthday. Eric, a fisheries biologist, had an annual martini party, and she wanted to make a unique glass he could use for the party. Other friends really liked them and wanted their own, and then their friends wanted them too!
Mary Ann started making jewelry in 1990, and loves working with dichroic glass, beads, silver, natural stones and yarns.
In 2014, she started Northern Lights Home Staging and Design, a business providing home staging and Interior Design and decorating services (www.northernlightsstaging.com). You can see her love of interior design in the room at Arctic Paradise B&B.
Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast caters to the adventurous traveler and wildlife enthusiast. You can enjoy its unique character, beautiful decor, advice on wildlife viewing and adventures while having breakfast served in some of her unique stained glass creations and enjoying private shopping of her stained glass and jewelry on site.
Dance and music are a big part of her life. She is the Director and founder of Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company in Seward. She performs and is a certified instructor of American Tribal Style Dance. She is also the Assistant Director of Simorgh- Farima Dance Company of Alaska which is part of the worldwide Simorgh Dance Collective, performing dances of the ancient Silk Road. Mary Ann also teaches Persian dance and enjoys sharing it’s beauty with others.
Throughout her dance journey, she fell in love with the amazing rhythms and instruments of the Middle East and has enjoyed learning, performing and teaching World Percussion. She also provides private dance and music lessons during your stay at Arctic Paradise B&B.
She hopes you enjoy her art and the inspiration behind it! Thank you for visiting!
Mary Ann Benoit
Mary Ann Benoit, owner of Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast, is a stained glass and jewelry artist, professional wildlife biologist, home stager and Interior Designer, dancer, musician and teacher.
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