Originally from Yorkshire Mary came to live in the Scottish Borders in 1975 in order to further her career in nursing.
Through her enjoyment of hill walking her love of the Borders landscape has grown and grown. Mary has also been inspired by her many visits to the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye.
In the past year Mary has found further pleasure in teaching others her self-taught skills.
Mary started painting in 2003 and has been exhibiting in galleries ever since.
Her favourite medium is pastel. Mary enjoys the tactile nature of working with pastel and the wide range of effects that can be achieved.