Mary received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She studied Art Education (K-12), Fashion Illustration, and Graphic Design. As a painter, Mary enjoys working with a variety of mediums and styles, as well as, experimenting with color and how it influences mood. Her paintings range from landscapes, still life, portraits, to mixed media and abstract. She has had some poetry published and enjoys incorporating writing into my mixed media work.
Mary began illustrating when she was 5-years-old, and at the time she wanted to illustrate for Hallmark cards. She enjoys drawing primarily using pencils. Recently, Mary has been working on illustrating an inspirational calendar using nature as the subject matter. These illustrations are detailed and include texture and depth with just a hint of color. Norman Rockwell is one of her favorite illustrators, and when drawing people, she tends to imitate his style.