Mary Lou Peters



Mary Lou Peters
P.O. Box 855
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
(231) 627-8069
(231) 818-6365 (cell)

JUNE 2021


My new lilac tee shirts have been selling well—get yours now in time for blooming season and then enjoy lilacs all summer long! Sizes S, M, L, XL, 1 Curvy, 2 Curvy, and 3 Curvy (see size chart on my website). Cute styling for ladies—flattering sleeves and scoop neck. Available at Artists Market on Mackinac Island and on my website.

Lilac Festival on beautiful Mackinac Island this year is June 4-13 and it promises to be one of the best blooming seasons ever! Details on the schedule of activities may be found at Come up and enjoy the sweet-smelling lilacs!


“What a taste of summer bliss!” This comment came from Doreen Sapp, a Facebook friend from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, about my newest painting, “Lilac Love”, a Mackinac Island bouquet. I just love how the lilacs almost drip into the background! I painted these lilacs in an online class with Megan Swoyer. Original painting, cards, and prints are available on my website.


This time of year I’m busy filling orders for shops in the resort area where I live—this year because of the anticipation of so many people planning travel to this area, shop owners are expanding their summer orders so I’ve been busier than ever. I’m finished with the initial surge of orders but I expect to be doing more and more as consistently warm weather arrives and store shelves will need to be restocked. Customers like to buy my cards and prints as souvenirs of a place they love: “Your work is so happy and charming and we need that now for sure,” says Barb Landen, a pastel artist from Cincinnati, Ohio.



The classes I’ll be teaching this summer will be at my home studio or in my garden, and by prior appointment that fits both our schedules. Contact me to set up a private lesson or a group lesson for up to six people: Email:


A portion of all my website sales have gone to help stock the shelves of my local food pantry to feed thirty hungry families in my area. Thank you for all your help by ordering my artwork and making these donations possible.


My books make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts for that special lady who means so much to you. Both Mackinac Island Meditations and Garden Meditations are 32 pages of illustrations reproduced from my original watercolor paintings along with scripture verses, meditations, and prayers. My books are perfect gifts for a loved one—or treat yourself to one of my books. If you’d like a personalized message in your book, let me know in the notes when you order online.




Come join the fun and follow me on Facebook (Watercolor Paintings by Mary Lou Peters) and on Instagram (#maryloupeterspainter) as we connect over artwork. If you are already a follower, thank you!



Now that so many people are fully vaxxed and ready to travel, we’re looking forward to a very busy summer up here in northern Michigan. If the crowds lined up at the ferry docks in early May were any indication, this promises to be one of the biggest summers business-wise in a long time. We’re finding that most people are being patient with shop clerks and restaurant servers due to a labor shortage and everyone is doing their best to provide a super experience for them. Relax and enjoy your vacation!