Mabel is one branch of the art studio of Mary DeStefano. Mary is an artist, illustrator, designer, and mapmaker based in Washington, DC, and Mabel was Mary’s grandmother. This art studio is named after her, intending is to combine the classic elegance, vintage charm, and attention to detail of Mabel’s generation, with a modern and contemporary twist.
Mary loves the allure of map-making - learning about new places and the stories that attach people to the places in their lives. In addition to maps, Mary makes a variety of other illustrations; for example, homes, pets, cocktail drawings of favorite drinks, catalogs of home recipes, and illustrations of the flowers that grew in the field where you grew up. Mary loves drawing the places and things that are integral to people’s lives and memories, and enjoys contributing to personal art collections and the creation of a sense of “home”.