Nature-Inspired Paintings, Prints, Fiber Art & Cards

Cape Elizabeth, Maine | 631 Sales


Nature-Inspired Paintings, Prints, Fiber Art & Cards

Cape Elizabeth, Maine 631 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Mary Michola Fibich creates original watercolor and gouache paintings, hand-hooked rugs, and needle-felted art. Her Etsy shop offers hand-signed giclée prints and exquisite greeting cards featuring her nature-inspired paintings as well as her handmade, needle felted paintings.

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2018

Mary Michola Fibich creates original watercolor and gouache paintings, hand-hooked rugs, and needle-felted art. Her Etsy shop offers hand-signed giclée prints and exquisite greeting cards featuring her nature-inspired paintings as well as her handmade, needle felted paintings.

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Capturing the beauty of nature with watercolor and wool.

Like the flora and fauna that inspire her, Mary Michola Fibich’s artwork carries an abiding feeling of wonder, hope, and optimism. With scrupulous attention paid to every detail from the delicate seeds to the gentle folds of a flower, her paintings and fiber art pieces capture the essence of the natural world and all its radiance. As its elements persist in growing and blossoming in ever-changing ways, her pieces are designed to convey the beauty and light that have the power to restore us.


Mary’s connection to nature began as a young child in her native Colorado, tending to her 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 she 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, Mary used her 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.

It was evident that the joy of her work resonated with others as well when she gained a following of collectors who commissioned her paintings. Inspired to explore her art in new mediums, Mary studied the traditional crafts of rug-hooking and needle felting and began to recreate her watercolor paintings with wool. These too garnered a following of clients throughout the United States and abroad who were moved by her joyful and sanguine art.

Today, her pieces are not only sought after by individual collectors, but are also featured at several organizations and in various publications. Her work has decorated the walls of the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago and the lobby of the Maine State Office building.

As well as being privately sold throughout the country at various artisan, flower, gift, book, and botanical garden shops, her work is also a part of a collaboration with renowned rug hooking store, W. Cushing and Company, who has launched an exclusive line of rug-hooking kits based on her paintings. The Spring 2015 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine featured a detailed article on her artwork, creative process, and history entitled “Painting with Watercolors, Painting with Wool.”

Mary currently resides with her family in the coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and paints, felts, and hooks from her home studio. Just as many generations of artists have, Mary finds continual inspiration from the breathtaking land and seascapes that surround her.

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

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.

  • Penmor Lithographers

    Lewiston, ME

    Penmor Lithographers, based in Lewiston, Maine, is New England’s premier digital and offset printer of publications, collateral, posters, cards, catalogs, and annual reports for education, fine arts, financial, and commercial clients.

  • Ram Printing

    East Hampstead, NH

    RAM Printing, is a family-owned and operated, full-service offset printing company proudly servicing the printing and imaging needs of business, industry and the design trade throughout New England.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2018
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, needle-felted art and greeting cards.

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 work is created with the highest quality, archival materials made to last for years to come. Thank you for visiting my site and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or special requests.

Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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 five 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 and features. I am always happy to email you additional photos of the product you are interested in.

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.
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). Shipping costs include packaging, handling, and shipping. 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.

I am now shipping internationally. Any additional duty fees are the responsibility of the customer.

I do my best to accurately estimate shipping, however, I will always issue a refund if shipping costs are less than what you paid.
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. 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.