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Mary Michola Fibich


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About MaryMicholaArt

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On Etsy since 2014

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Capturing the beauty of nature with watercolor and wool.

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light"~Theodore Roethke

Welcome! I am a painter, fiber artist, art therapist and avid gardener who resides in the beautiful state of Maine. Like the local landscapes, flora and fauna that inspire me, it is my hope that my art carries an abiding sense of wonder and captures the essence of the natural world and all its radiance. I believe that beauty restores us and find great joy in bringing a little beauty to others through my work.


My connection to nature began as a young child in my native Colorado, tending to my mother’s gardens and hiking among the streams, aspen forests, and wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains. After earning degrees in fine art and art therapy I worked as a registered art therapist, using the healing qualities of art and creative writing to help others.

While working with individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder in the early 1990s, I used my own art as a respite after coming home from work, specifically, using watercolors to recreate the elegance and grace of blooming flowers. This focus on beauty and light offered restoration after long days spent processing intense pain and grief.

I found that my work resonated with others and I gained a following of collectors who commissioned my floral paintings. Inspired to explore my art in new mediums over the years, I studied the traditional craft of rug-hooking as well as needle felting and began to recreate my watercolor paintings with wool. These too garnered a following of clients throughout the United States and abroad.

I appreciate all of the collectors of my work very much. My work is also featured at several organizations including the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago.

My flower paintings are also a part of a wonderful collaboration with Lisanne Miller and her renowned rug hooking store, W. Cushing and Company. She has created an exclusive line of rug-hooking kits based on my flower paintings. The Spring 2015 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine featured a detailed article on my artwork, creative process, and history entitled “Painting with Watercolors, Painting with Wool.”

I live with my husband, two sons and sweet english setter, Jasper in the coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I feel fortunate to have an enclosed porch studio filled with windows that look out over my gardens. Just as many generations of artists before me, I find continual inspiration from the breathtaking land and seascapes that surround me.

Shop members

  • Mary Michola Fibich

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Mary's love of nature began in childhood in Colorado and that love has grown in Maine where she lives today. She is an artist and art therapist and feels very fortunate that her work combines her love of gardening, nature, painting, and fiber art.

Production partners

  • Digital ImageWorks

    Waterville, ME

    Digital ImageWorks is a fine art/giclée/digital printmaking business in Maine. Alan Lavallee, the photographer uses a Betterlight Scanback 6000E Camera and Erik Thomas (Printer) uses the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Printer with all archival inks and paper.

  • A Printing Company

    Farmington, ME

    Franklin Printing is a print company in Maine

  • A Portland Maine Printing Company

    Portland, ME

    This printing company prints my floral greeting cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my Etsy shop!

My name is Mary Michola Fibich and I am a painter and fiber artist living in beautiful, coastal Maine. My shop features nature-inspired original watercolor and gouache paintings, fine art giclée/archival prints, greeting cards and needle-felted paintings (when I find some precious time to create them).

I have sold my fiber and fine art for years in artisan, gift, and garden shops and by commission to both individual and corporate clients in the US and abroad.

All of my original work is created with professional, archival art materials and surfaces that are made to last for years to come. Prints and greeting cards are produced with gorgeous watercolor inks on high quality, bright white, paper stock.

Thank you for visiting my site and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or special requests.

Thank you!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase, so please contact me within seven business days after your order arrives if any item(s) is damaged. Please include photos of the damage. I will strive to remedy the situation myself and/or with the insurance purchased through the post office at the time of shipping.

Please read the descriptions of my items carefully so you are fully aware of what you are ordering regarding size, orientation, and features. I am always happy to email you additional photos of the product you are interested in.

I am unable to refund custom orders at this time. I will always confirm exactly what you want prior to placing your order so you receive the product you want.

Shipping costs are non-refundable.

I will work diligently to assure that you receive what you hope for and that you have a positive experience with my shop!
I accept Paypal and Checkout payment with a credit card. Payment is due upon ordering and orders are shipped when the payment clears. Handcrafted items are shipped within 3-5 days and prints/greeting cards are shipped within 1-3 days unless presented differently in the item listing.
Currently I guarantee free shipping on orders totaling $35.00 and over! Orders are shipped through the United States Postal Service. Packages with higher weight and value are shipped Priority Mail with tracking and additional insurance (post office insures smaller packages automatically). Smaller quantities of greeting cards are shipped first-class with Etsy-purchased shipping labels. Shipping/delivery times with the USPS have been slower in the past year for first-class mail. Please contact me if your order is delayed and I will do all I can to solve it.

If you need expedited shipping, please contact me before ordering so the added shipping costs can be included in your order. Not all products are available for expedited shipping, but feel free to inquire.

If you live outside of the United States and are interested in purchasing my art, send me a message. Any additional duty fees are the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
If your order is being shipped as a gift, let me know in the "Notes to Seller" at checkout so I can omit the receipt and/or add a note if you like.
I am also happy to write your message/greeting in the purchased card and mail directly to the recipient for you.

Many of my felted items come packaged in a beautiful organza gift bag, but send me a note if you want something wrapped/packaged for free-happy to do so!

Feel free to contact me regarding custom orders and commissions.

All products, images, designs, artwork and text featured in this shop "MaryMicholaArt" and on my website are copyrighted ©Mary Michola Fibich Fine and Fiber Art. Do not copy, reproduce, or resell any images, items, designs, artwork and text without my permission. Thank you.