The final refinements and seemingly delicate touch of her paintings belie their creation, where a necessary plunge into chaos eventually manifests itself as order, an order seeking to root itself in the Grand Design. Mary is along for the ride, where creative fire and adrenalin, a healthy dose of anxiety, and the wonder of discovery ignite and fuel the journey she feels privileged to take.
Mary was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, she worked as a cartographer, eventually returning to her first love of representational painting, completing private and public commission paintings. In the following years, she continued to refine her skills, studying with renowned artists, and at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA. She has received numerous awards for her paintings and her collectors have summarized the experience that many have viewing her art: 'Light, so much light...and drama with tranquility'.