Mary is an artist whose love of color and architectural design led her to create her business, Art First Colors for Architecture, thirty years ago, with a degree in Art and Art History from Cornell University and Mills College and practical experience. Mary has overseen the completion of historically important projects including discovering the original paint colors for the Captain Flavel House Museum in Astoria and the Gordon House in Silverton through scientific paint analysis.
It is her pleasure to add fresh value to both old and new properties with color and design consultations. Her color choices can be seen on and in more that 2,000 locations in Portland alone, notably, the interior and exterior color design for the Hollywood Theater and for the Old Church in downtown Portland.
Mary and her husband, David, have lived in Portland for 29 years, and in their home for 25 years. According to Mary, “We came to Portland on the advice of our son, who attended the U of O. We were seeking a home with more trees, less traffic, and fewer earthquakes than we experienced in the Bay Are in California.
Mary participates in North Star Village activities, such as the North Star Village Singers and board game afternoons. She enjoys the comradery of Soul Collage meetings, art events and holiday Village get-togethers.