Mary grew up in Michigan and has a BA in Photography from Western Michigan University and a Graphic Design and Visual Communications degree from University of California, Santa Cruz.
In 2002 Mary began teaching herself to paint then gave herself her first art show later that year. Since that time she has taken workshops from many significant artists in the California Bay Area.
From 2002 until now, Mary’s work has been shown in the United States and Italy. She has had solo shows at the Rotunda Gallery in Bend, Oregon, at Franklin Crossing in Bend, Oregon, at the Betty Gray Gallery in Sunriver, Oregon, at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, CA, at Gallery Blu in Santa Clara, CA, twice at Ameriprise Financial in San José, CA, and at Bank of America in Sunnyvale, CA.
She has had a solo museum show at Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, CA.
Mary has participated in numerous group shows and has won several awards, most recently the Benchmark Award from Art In The High Desert in 2016.
Mary was selected to exhibit at the 2007 Florence Biennale in Italy. It is a premier world art event where artists from around the world are chosen by a panel of art critics and historians to exhibit and compete.
Mary lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon. When not painting, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, cross-country skiing and spending time with her neighborhood family and friends.