MSA Studio Artists

Visual artists with studios at Mayo Street Arts

Leslie Anderson

Painter Leslie Anderson’s subjects range from landscapes of Blue Hill in the summer to still life and summer imagery in the winter.

In February 2015, Ari Erlbaum from the Salt Institute in Portland took a series of photos of Leslie painting.  These were used for a project depicting different processes.  Below are a few select photos from the series.

You can see more of Leslie’s work on her website.


Liz Long

Liz Long is a freelance illustrator, fiber artist and art educator at Portland Arts and Technology high school in southern Maine. She has a BFA in Illustration (‘14) and MAT in Art Education (‘17) from Maine College of Art.

She grew up in rural southern New Jersey and moved to Portland, Maine in 2010. She continuously inspired by the natural landscape the coast of Maine offers.

You can find her Creature Comfort print series at: Pinecone and Chickadee in Portland, ME, The Rock Art Shop in Bangor, ME, Gift Horse in Nashville, TN, as well as on Quiettidegoods.com. Liz loves incorporating vintage photographs, bright colors and an overall whimsical feel to her illustration and fiber work.


Kelsey Haley

Kelsey Haley is a textile designer living and working in Portland, Maine. She currently works at Home Remedies as fabric buyer and project manager. Kelsey grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts and moved to Maine to attend Maine College of Art where she found her love for textiles. She gains inspiration from her travels and her everyday surroundings and implements this into her work. Kelsey creates hand-painted textiles for the home and body in her home studio in Portland.


Maggie Muth

Maggie Muth has enjoyed being a studio artist at MSA since 2013. She is a community artist, stitcher, painter, and sometime puppeteer. Her community work includes #stitchHIVE – a free and open itinerant stitching space for all.  She has conducted stitching workshops at the Maine College of Art (MECA), Maine Fiber Arts, Portland Public Schools, the American Visionary Art Museum, Mayo Street Arts, as well as overseas. Maggie has a BFA in Painting (with a minor in drawing) from MECA, and a two year certificate in Stitched Textiles from the Opus School of Textile Arts in the UK. In past careers, Maggie worked as an ASL interpreter and nuclear power consultant, but not at the same time! You can find her work on two different instagram sites: www.instagram.com/maggiemuth and www.Instagram.com/stitchHIVE_portlandme.