Mary Margaret Pipkin was born and raised in West Texas. She received BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School as the recipient of a Max Beckman Scholarship. After ten years painting in oils and acrylics on canvas in an abstract expressionist style, Pipkin discovered watercolor and began a thirty year exploration of the natural world. Noted for her meticulously rendered large-scale watercolor paintings, she has exhibited widely across the country.
Pipkin believes that art has the power to inform how we experience the world and to transform our lives. Although her love of nature grew out of her childhood, many of her paintings are inspired by thirty years in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.