A magical tidal pool in Newport!

Mary is the owner of Saltwater Studio Art & Design in Newport, Rhode Island. She received her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Miami and has certificates in Museum Studies from Tufts University and Appraisal Studies in Art & Antiques from RISD/ American Society of Appraisers.

In 2011 she began exploring seaweed in her art practice and had her first solo museum show Marine Botanicals at the Newport Art Museum in 2014. Her work was included in the exhibit A Singularly Marine and Fabulous Produce:  The Cultures of Seaweed at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, June 15 – December 3, 2023.

Her work continues to evolve through various mediums including cyanotype and eco printing often combining these processes.