Primarily an oil painter, Mary strives to catch the play of light, shadows, and colors on the subjects she paints. IShe enjoys the challenge of creating rhythm within the realism of her paintings.
Mary received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Eureka College, but she quit teaching to focus more on her painting. With the help of her husband, she has been selling her work at art and craft shows for over ten years. In 2007, she made a decision to transition from acrylics to oil painting.
Mary is an active member of the Illinois Artisan Program, Oil Painters of America, Illinois Art League, and the Peoria Art Guild.
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