A DEVOTION TO LIGHT AND COLOR
Mary’s devotion to light and color is evident in all of her paintings. While her work is influenced by the impressionist palette of the Cape School of Art, her work is less idealized and more contemporary by design. Mary’s plein-air paintings reflect her intention and devotion to capture the refined drama of natural light in a moment.
During the spring Mary visits Provincetown to teach, paint and study in the Cape area. Her works and solo exhibitions appear in galleries throughout Massachusetts, Philadelphia and Vermont as well as private collections and galleries in Europe. Mary makes her home in Vermont where she lives with her husband, the sculptor John Cassin, their two dogs, Jimmy and Joe and their three cats, Betsy, Rusty and Seamus.
Mary studied fine art at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and continued her art studies with a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts. Being drawn to plein-air painting, Mary sought out the Cape School of Art in Provincetown on Cape Cod. She studied with Hilda Neily, John Ebersberger and Cedric and Joanette Egeli. Today, Mary continues the tradition by teaching plein-air painting classes in Massachusetts, Vermont and on trips to Italy.