It is with a heavy heart that I write my thoughts and feelings about the loss of Americana Folk artist Mary Beth Baxter. I am sure most of you are familiar with her talent. She painted wholesome Americana-themed paintings. She also was a wonderful gift shop owner of primitive and Americana folk art on Cape Cod with her daughter's bakery next door.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Beth in Atlanta a few years ago. She was so full of joy and laughter, telling jokes and stories that kept us in stitches. Her art made an impression on me long before I met her, but after meeting Mary Beth, I was even more taken by her. I am sure she touched more lives than she ever imagined.
She suffered a heart attack 5 weeks ago and never fully recovered. I have faith that she is at rest with the Lord now. The art community and her local community will miss her greatly and my sincere condolences go out to her family.