Born in Toronto, Ontario. Her formal art training took place at the Ontario College of Art and Design. In her final year of study, following a juried application process, Mary was awarded a year of advanced studies at the OCAD Fine Arts College in Florence Italy. Florence became home for many years and it was during this time, while surrounded by the history, architecture and people of the city that Mary found herself drawn to paper fiber as a medium for her art.
Vibrant colour, and rich texture have become the signature of Mary’s work. Her distinct style of collage attracts collectors and buyers in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Collections of her art and current work can be seen in solo, group and juried exhibitions. Mary has actively been exhibiting and selling her work for almost twenty years. In 2010 Mary had the pleasure of participating in group shows in Bologna, Italy, New York City, and in various juried exhibitions across Ontario.