ARTISTFOUNDERMary 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.


Kris Wollaeger

is a mixed media artist and art instructor.  She received her Art Therapy Certification from Webster University in 1999.  Prior to teaching art, Kris started her own business, Krichet, crocheting, sewing and weaving hats which she sold in boutiques in Chicago and St. Louis.  Kris has taught art in camp/workshop settings as well as in elementary and middle school. Kris has been an art instructor with Artfully Aging® since June of 2015.

Kris is dedicated to community and public art opportunities that incorporate everyone in the community