A Florida transplant, Mary is a writer and a visual artist who finds much inspiration on both levels in the natural environment of Florida.
Mary won a poetry prize upon her graduation from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and went on to win a national prize for an essay about First Amendment rights, published in “American Voices.” She has had a short play produced and won a national award for a single poem from the National League of American Pen Women, where she a member in Arts and in Letters.
Her work for the past 35 years has always been about patterns—in buildings, in people, and in nature. She believes that there are always patterns to be illuminated, and has tried to do that with oils, pastels, watercolor and silkscreen—and, of course, with writing.
In her professional life, Mary worked for more than 25 years for the Johns Hopkins University as a writer/editor and continues to work for freelance clients around the world.