Mary has been painting since the 8th grade and has created pottery since her early years in Harford Community College and Towson University in Maryland. She took all the art classes she could while obtaining her degree from the University of Maryland After retirement as Director of the U.S.Treasury Department, she worked for Sabeware Pottery Studio making special orders. She took lots of workshops of all the arts including: watercolor from well known artists Steve Rogers, Dorothy Brum, and Tom Jones etc., and oil painting from Caroline Jaspers , Erlinda Fitzpatrick, etc. and pottery from Van Guilder and Ramon from Hawaii to name a few. Mary has won numerous awards in shows in art shows of the Eastern Shore. Most recently, she won the best still life in a show in Bethany Beach area of Delaware and the Worchester County Art League in Berlin, Maryland. Her work has been recently purchased by the Boston Museum of Fine Art and is hung in their museum. She teaches pottery and painting to both adults and children at her studios in Eastern Shore Virginia and Ormond Beach, Florida. She also teaches Art Camp for the Worcester Art Counsel in Berlin. Maryland.
Mary has her work in Ocean City Center of the Arts at 94th Street, Ocean City, Maryland; The Discovery Center in Pocomoke, Maryland; Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury, Maryland; and, Flamingos on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.