As an artist, Mary Patricia Stumpf has distinguished herself in batik, stained glass design and acrylics. Mrs Stumpf attended Southern Illinois University under a four year scholarship with a major in art and a minor in English. She studied batik under Catherine Milovich at Southern Illinois University and has developed a precise, hard-edged style in batik which is difficult to achieve in the medium.
She studied drawing, painting and etching under Mike Smith at Southern Illinois University.
She studied figure and composition under Rufino Silva at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Her work has been heralded as both abstract and realistic.
In recent years she has expanded the scope of her work to include stained glass design. Her stained glass creations grace Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Inpatient Tower of the Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina.