Mary majored in Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She also studied Sculpture, Drawing, Design, Photography and Ceramics. When her daughters were growing up and her husband directed excavations and art exhibitions she decided to work as an archaeological draftsperson and illustrator so that the family could enjoy travel abroad together. For this she took courses at the Rhode Island School of Design in Drawing Archaeological Artifacts, Maps and Graphs, Mechanical Illustration, Life Drawing and Medical Drawing and Illustration. These drawing were part of exhibitions at the Museum of Art, RISD, the Bell Gallery, Brown University, the Art Gallery at DePaul University in Chicago, the Archaeological Museum on Corfu, Greece , and in Brazil at the Museu Paulista in São Paulo, the Museu de Valores, Brasília and the Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. Her Illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications in Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United States. Since she has returned to full time painting, she does not work as a draftsperson and illustrator anymore. She also enjoys very much the company and support of her artist friends in Damariscotta, Maine. During September 2014 she had a one woman show of her paintings at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island.