Some say Mary Baxter St. Clair entered the world with a brush
in her hand. Others remark that she paints with fairy dust. All
are touched by her sense of wonder and marvel at her beautifully
detailed paintings of wide-eyed children, ethereal angels, elusive
fairies and piquant pixies, richly dressed in brilliant colors.
Born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, into a large, creative family,
the artist insists that "Fairies and angels have been part
of my life since I was small and have always been very real to
me." She claims to borrow their magic in her craft, painting
with such realism as to create a longing in the viewer to believe
her cherubs are real, and caught unaware, on her canvases.
The artist believes that fantasy is necessary and helps us to
remain balanced in this all too real world.
Mary Baxter St. Clair lives on the island of Kauai where she
often explores the fantastic underwater world and cheers at passing