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About the Artist
Sister Mary Bertoli,
artist and storyteller
Sr. Mary is the creator of the nationally recognized Spirit
of Mississippi series of original tissue paper artworks, greeting cards and
prints. She lives and has her studio in Portland, Oregon.
Mary was invited to minister in Mississippi in September, 1991.
She joined other religious Sisters who had been in the Delta area
for about 10 years,
opening health clinics, working in education centers and responding
needs in small towns all over northern Mississippi. Her
experiences there significantly impacted her life and artwork.
We have her prints available from a large collection
of her originals, as well as the full line of her greeting cards. We are also very pleased to announce her newest offering, the book, "Catching the Spirit of Mississippi's Ms. Rosie" which features wonderful stories illustrated by Sr. Mary's own artwork.