Mary was born in Egypt by parents of Greek descent.
At age 10 the family moved to Libya in North Africa and after a year settled in Greece for 6 years where she attended Greek schools. At age 14 Mary took her first art course through the long distance learning ABC Art School, situated in France. At age 17 the family moved again for the last time to South Africa where she still resides permanently. From a very young age Mary was sketching people, animals and the scenery around her, Sketching was her favorite way to pass time and Art was her best subject in school, always achieving the best marks!
Later, when Mary could dedicate more time to art, she attended advanced painting classes for four years developing and learning different styles and techniques from leading professional art teachers and another three years for abstract studies learning to think and express these thoughts and ideas in an abstract way.
Mary has received two awards for her abstract paintings, by taking part in International competitions with the U.K based gallery – Art Now in 2007 and the French based online gallery – Art Majeur in 2014.
Mary has taken part in many exhibitions locally with other artists and with the art clubs that she is a member of.
In 2008 exhibited overseas at the Royal Dublin Society Art fair which proved to be a wonderful experience and very rewarding!
Mary is selling her artwork through her website, other art galleries online, local and foreign.
Edenvale Town Council
Picasso & Co. Gallery
Paint & Palette Group Annual Exhibition
‘Diploma of Excellence-Honorable Award’
Brush & Chisel
R.D.S. ‘ART IRELAND’
Von Zweel Gallery
Association of Arts, Pretoria
S.A.Association of Artists, Cape Town
Pandanassa Church, Ladies Committee Annual Exhibition
St Margaret of Scotland
Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu
YF Creative Craft & Art Expo, Emperor’s Palace
Protactic, Strategic, Communications, Corporate Exhibition & competition, monetary award received
Uncle Tim’s & Paint & Palette Group exhibition
2007 – 2008
IDC Permanent Exhibition
Melrose Arch & Paint & Palette Group
Civic theatre “Dance” Exhibition
Selected member Artists Under the Sun
Yapanis at The Gallery & Rotery Club “Art With A View”
Kyalami Estate Art Exhibition
ArtsCape Opera House, Cape Town, “Womanhood” Exhibition
Art Majeur, silver award- category Abstract
Artoteque-ArtNow2, Global-Art-Competition,‘Award Nomination’ & winner
Rosebank Art Fair
Akuwaiseni Guest House
The Depot & Paint & Palette Group
Greenstone Shopping Centre, Open Exhibition
Rosebank Art Precinct at Crown Plaza Hotel