Mary studied at Southampton and Winchester College of Art from 1978 to 1983. A varied and successful career has encompassed painting, book illustration, work with the ENO and residencies with both Glyndebourne and Garsington Operas. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Discerning Eye, Singer & Friedlander and the Mall where they have won many prizes, notably the Critic’s prize at the New English and the Thomas Agnew Prize. Her public collections include those of John Lewis, Garsington Opera and the 2nd Regiment, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. She is represented in the private collection of Lady Getty.