Mary Beth Flynn received a degree in Human and Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri in 1981 and worked as a commercial designer for a number of years.

In 1995 Flynn began working as a professional watercolor artist and developed a nationally recognized house portrait business.  During that time Flynn also began working as a caregiver for seniors and grew increasingly aware of the growing need for creative and meaningful activities for older people.

Artfully Aging was founded in 2009.  It was through having an extensive art background, experience working with seniors and a desire to contribute to society that Mary Beth’s vision for Artfully Aging emerged.