Mary is a Decorative Artist, Teacher, Designer, and International Teacher who has been painting since 1979 and teaching since 1982. Mary enjoys painting flowers, fruit, scenery, and always incorporates a little bit of theory. She has taught at 19 SDP Conferences along with teaching in her home studio and other small conventions in the United States and Canada. She has published over 100 designs on metal, wood, fabric, porcelain, and baskets and her book, 'Painting Your Favorite Flowers Step by Step'. 

The honor of Artist of the Year was presented to Mary by the editorial staff of Decorative Artists Workbook Magazine in 2003.

Mary has served the Society of Decorative Painters and is a past President and the recipient of the Silver Palette award.