Mary has been working in the visual arts capturing the joy of childhood for more than 20 years. Over the years she has developed a unique working style that involves the use of photography to capture the “raw material” images that she uses to create a watercolor original that captures the unique personality of each child.
Her style is influenced by the works of Rembrant van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Julia Margaret Cameron as well as the common sense of Frank Slater.
She choose watercolor because there is a delicacy to the medium that harmonizes with the lightness of spirit that childhood embodies.
She was raised in South Carolina and moved to California 30 years ago. She’s been happily married 34 years to a charming, Southern man. They have a son, a lovely daughter-in-law and a delightful grandson.