Shawn M. Lockhart
Shawn M. Lockhart (Mara) was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, grew up
near the Hudson River in the shadow of the Catskill Mountains, lived
in the magical west of Ireland, and currently resides in Westminster,
She is a graduate of the Maryland College of Art & Design and also
studied art at the University of Maryland, AUM in Baltimore, and the
Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
Shawn’s passion for relief printmaking (wood & linoleum block
printing) has been thriving for over 40 years. She has exhibited her
work in galleries and shows in the US and Ireland. Her work is in
She began marbleizing her own paper and constructing handmade books
and journals in the early 1990’s. Each book is handsewn and has an
original print on the cover.
Her unique carved and painted wood trinket boxes are one-of-a-kind treasures.
Shawn teaches classes and workshops both in the US and in Ireland,
including Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster, Maryland and Anam
Cara Writer’s & Artist’s Retreat Center in Eyeries, Beara, West Cork,
You can view Shawn’s work at www.facebook.com/mara.artworks or by
appointment at her studio by contacting her at [email protected]