International Egg Art Guild

Mary Portus – 2nd Vice President and Membership Director

At a young age, Mary had the privilege of learning to crochet, tat, knit, and sew from her grandmother. She made sand candles, acrylic paperweights, and many other art items with her dad. In high school she carried on with her artistic education, creating drawings with pencil, art pastels, and colored chalks. As an adult, and always having wanted to paint, her husband bought her first set of oil pints and from then on, she was hooked. For the past 20 years she has been painting landscapes, underwater scene animals and wildlife.

Aside from her artistic endeavors, Mary has been involved with horses since the age of 2. She is a horse trainer and riding instructor. She has been married to her soul mate Eric for over 30 years and has two awesome kids.

Mary fell into egg art by accident. She and Eric own a pest control company and when Debbie Grassel became a customer, she was introduced into egg art. Mary’s existing years of experience crafting along with her natural artistic abilities have blended perfectly with her egg art work. She joined the IEAG in 2013 and is excited about being involved with this IEAG administration as 2nd Vice President and Membership Director.