Mary grew up in the country in Bedfordshire and has always had a love of animals. She spent most of her spare time at the local riding stables, hence her passion for horses, drawing and painting for family and friends.
Mary moved to Devon in 1980 with her husband and two small children, she and her husband ran a Nursery (flowers and plants) near Croyde on the beautiful North Devon coast, until they retired in 2015. They now own a successful Livery Yard in Ashford ,North Devon. Since retiring Mary now has plenty of time to continue with her passion for painting.
Mary's hobby progressed through local exhibitions where she received wider recognition through The North Devon and The Mid Devon shows, and several Summer Exhibitions, she also had a successful solo exhibition at R.H.S. Rosemoor in 2015. Over the years she has exhibited in many exhibitions at The Burton Gallery. Her work can now be found in several local Galleries some of which has gone abroad. In 2016 she was accepted to exhibit in The Nation Exhibition for Wild life Artists. With an ability to capture individual characteristics, Mary's commission work has become increasingly popular with her flair for catching that certain look from her subjects.
Mary manages to project personality into her animal portraits, movement into her maritime pictures and life into the delicate detail of her landscape and floral composition. With her attention to detail and use of different mediums, she is able to inject realism into her work making each one unique.