Mary Welch studied Art and Literature at the University of New Mexico, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts. After a life so full of adventure that she could easily fill her own book, she finally settled down and joined the Imago Dei team in 2005. Mary has been captivated by visual arts, theater, literature, and music throughout her life, and she and her husband, Willie, both enjoy creating their own artwork in their Portland home. Mary has focused on developing her unique pen-and-ink style since 2008, as well as exploring painting, sketch comedy, and story-telling. Her artistic talents, her passion, and her in-depth understanding of Imago Dei Ministries’ material make her the ideal artist-in-residence.