About Me

portraitMary is a free-lance illustrator, mainly focused on publications for children and families.
Her studio is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.

Illustration Clients Include:

    St. Anthony Messenger
    Catholic Update
    Highlights for Children
    Cricket Magazine for Kids
    Boyds Mills Press
    Unity Books
    Macmillan Text Books
    The Clever Factory
    F & W Publications
    Proctor & Gamble



     Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators - Magazine Merit Award, 1991
    The Benjamin Franklin Award - Best Children’s Book, 2000
    The Society of Professional Journalists - Excellence in Illustration, 2003
    The Catholic Press - Best Illustration, Honorable Mention, 2004
    The Catholic Press - First Place, Best Regular Column Family  
    Catholic Media Awards Competition - First Place, Best Illustration, 2015

Please view Mary's illustrations in the Gallery.

Mary has created fun and imaginative illustrations for St. Anthony Messenger magazine for over 20 years! From charming and witty to thought-provoking, her art has added sparkle and an added dimension to our monthly column on family life.
--Jeanne Kortekamp, art director, St. Anthony Messenger