Mary's work is...

sublime, delicate yet powerful. Her use of color is sophisticated, and she evokes a mysterious quality in her work that is both emotional and playful. I enjoy looking at Mary’s pieces because they always say so much to me and I never get tired of looking at them.”

— Rima M., artist and art teacher

When I see Mary's art...

I am always reminded that she is a poet ­– curious and observant and open. Whatever she paints, whether flowers, shoes or portraits, she finds their personalities. When her work is abstract or includes words, I am equally moved by her color choices and kind, ironic wit. Her art is never sentimental.”

— Susan G., artist

Mary's art makes...

me feel serene and joyful! A sense of calm comes over me.”

— Julie U., artist

Puzzling Days

Puzzling Days

Memorial Day was memorable. We don’t celebrate much on holidays, but this year it brought on more melancholia than I’d expected. We don’t have family nearby, and friends are usually busy with their families, so my husband and I spend quiet holidays together. This...

Purple Prompts Hope

Purple Prompts Hope

Every May, I look for the jacaranda trees to bloom. In Southern California, they appear as the weather turns warmer. In years when the weather is unseasonably cool, I have to wait for the purples, which spread across the Southland like wildfires. Homeowners gripe...

Corona Chronicles

Corona Chronicles

Random thoughts (because it’s hard to focus these days): On Easter we watched Andrea Bocelli sing “Amazing Grace” on TV.“You know he’s blind,” I said to my husband.“He’s just looking down at the words,” he replied.“No, he’s blind. He usually wears sunglasses,” I told...

Marooned Blues

Marooned Blues

Most days my husband and I are OK stuck at home together, 24/7. We started isolating ourselves on March 17, just two days before California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued stay-at-home orders. Don and I get along, although we approach things differently. I’m a worrier; he...

A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

This is like retirement on steroids. My husband and I are following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders for California that he issued on March 19. Pres. Trump extended social – or physical as some are calling it -- distancing practices through April 30. It will be...