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Mary Beth Ihnken

Mary Beth grew up in Bedminster, NJ with her 5 siblings, attended Bernards High School and graduated from Rutgers College with a BA in Art History and Fine Art in 1993. She moved to Ithaca, NY in 1994 with her husband and found her home.

She started her decorative art business Ihnken’s Creations and joined the Ithaca Farmer’s Market in 1995. She primarily painted furniture and slowly moved to the walls, painting faux finishes, Trompe L’Oeil, and of course murals. She had her first son Zachary in 2004 and Miles in 2007.

She has been a member of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail from the start over 10 years. You can visit her restored 1810 barn and farm. These paintings are inspired from life on the farm.