"My life involves being as independent as possible. I like to travel and keep in contact with my friends and family.” Mary is a warm and pleasant person. Her palette for her work reflects her personality. She has a love of animals, bright colors, and patterns. Mary likes to experiment and is willing to try new mediums. She will often move from fiber work to painting in a day. She loves to explore the outside community, and seeks inspiration for her work from attending field trips. Mary is very aware and supportive to her fellow artists. She will often go out of her way to pay a compliment or help someone else. She takes great pride in being an intricate member of what she refers to as her “Starlight Family”.