Mary obtained a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Painting at West Surrey College of Art and Design, followed by a PGCE in Art at Bristol University. After a period of various art projects in the Bristol area that included mural painting, museum display and some teaching, Mary moved into design/ illustration whilst continuing to exhibit and sell her own work. For a long period Mary has been well known and respected for her silk paintings but she is now working with acrylics with great success. Her pictures feature natural landscapes, rolling hills, coastal towns, farm animals and the natural flora and fauna. The paintings have great attention to detail, spontaneity and intensely beautiful colours.