Besides being a self taught artist, Mary still does what she enjoyed most as a child; looking at things under a microscope, writing letters, stitching fabric and playing music. Mary is an M.D. Pathologist who writes, creates contemporary textile art and plays the violin. Mary’s art has been exhibited throughout the United States, included in private collections internationally and her piece ‘Hexaggerations’, is included in the permanent collection at Michigan State University.Several of her works will be featured in the upcoming book, ‘The Healing Art of Pathology, (College of American Pathologists, 2016). Mary’s work has also been featured in numerous magazines.
In 2014, Mary published her first book, ‘Moth at the Window:Poetry of Grover W. Clayton and Recollections of Indiana’ (Xlibris). The poetry book combined stories from childhood travels to visit her grandmother in Southern Indiana with historical tidbits and Mary’s grandfather’s poetry.