Although she was born in the great industrial city of Coventry, Mary has spent most of her life in the country and nearly all of that in the Welsh Borders of the Wye Valley.
Her paintings give intriguing views of life, which though contemporary, are intensely nostalgic snapshots of a way of life that many people are tempted to think has long passed by.
She says of her paintings: “They reflect the small moments of time from happy memories and imagination that have been part of my life for more years than I care to remember.
“I am fortunate enough to have had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the RWA Open Exhibition (Bristol), The National Assembly for Wales and National Eisteddfod and many other exhibitions and galleries, both local and further afield.
“I sometimes pinch myself thinking how lucky I am to be a painter – every day is a new day full of expectation for the magic that painting can bring - when all goes well, and with the knowledge that I can never be bored, there is always so much to see, do and think about.”
Mary has exhibited her work at numerous galleries and art competitions, including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff and Creates Gallery, Monmouth.