Mary comes from a family that arrived in South Australia in the 1830′s and after spending many years in England and Jamaica, she came to live in the Bellinger Valley.
Her natural love of horses naturally led her into breeding and training them on her farm in Thora and she is well known and respected in the area through this activity.
However it is as a sculptor that she has made her reputation. Through her sensitive studies of horses, she has become nationally and internationally known and can be said to be one of Australias’ foremost creators of ‘animalier’ sculpture.
In particular, her creations of Australian working horses, show horses and racing thoroughbreds are a magnificent tribute to the past and present role of this animal throughout the whole of the Australian continent.
Any and all lovers of horses will recognise the very special realism and fine detail achieved by Mary in every one of her horse creations.