Marybeth Leis Druery is a painter who has lived in downtown Hamilton for over 25 years. She loves playing with colour, figure, and portrait. Her vibrant artistic works are exhibited locally, in international publications, and in many private collections. She is a graduate of the Expressive Arts Ontario Graduate Certificate Program at Haliburton School of Art + Design where she is now a Part-time Faculty. Marybeth integrates the arts with mindfulness practice, reflection, and her work with the Hamilton-based charity, Student Open Circles. She leads groups and individuals in exploring self-expression through various creative medium, facilitating growth in self-awareness, meaning-making, leadership, and engagement in social justice.