Mary began her art career studying exhibition design in London. She moved to Cornwall in 1979. During the eighties she ran her own interior design company which included painted furniture and murals. She attended Falmouth College of art where she attained a B.A.Hons in Fine Art. She now works from her studio on the Lizard, and exhibits her work with Lizard Art at The Stableyard Gallery on the Trelowarren Estate. www.lizard art.co.uk and The Market House Gallery, Marizion.  www.markethousegallery.com. She is  an associate member of the Penwith Gallery, St Ives.

She takes elements of the landscape, explores the literal quality, and by a process of deconstructing and reassembling she retains elements of structure in an abstracted form by means of line and colour, without losing all recognition. She feels it is important for the viewer to interpret the work through their own perception, but still feel the sense of place in the finished painting.