Mari has been involved with art all of her life. After graduating from the Atlanta College of Art, she began teaching drawing, painting and printmakint at Indiana University-Indianapolis. She subsequently returned to Atlanta to become a full-time studio artist, exhibiting extensively. Her work is in private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.
"I'm happy painting what I know best, my personal environment-inside or outside. Right now it's a private jungle on Amelia Island, with a million shades of green and sparks of every color on earth and maybe more".