Mari Brown studied Studio Art and Psychology at The University of Maine in Orono. She is known for her prolific painting ability that takes on a non-traditional route leaning towards INDEPENDENCE and INVENTIVENESS. Mari explores community, inequality, social and economic justice, and family, among other themes in her painting. Her work both represents and impacts her local community. Mari is currently working towards completing her degree in Sociology with a concentration in Law, Crime, and Deviance. She lives with her family, on an island, in Maine.