Mary began porcelain painting over 30 years ago. She has been published in International Porcelain magazines and has won many blue ribbon awards in the porcelain painting professional division at both LA and SD County Fairs including "Best in Show" for 2014. Recently retired from the grueling retail industry, Mary started teaching a select few in her home studio twice a week and paints commission pieces.
A few years ago she discovered oil painting and finds the medium most forgiving and delightful and she especially enjoys painting "plein air" in our beautiful Coronado environment. She is a native SoCal gal and is married to a Coronado native: Don Hale, a CHS grad.