Mary Manning’s paintings and monotypes are recognised for their exuberant colour and strong graphic quality. Her work reflects a lifelong curiosity, commitment to experimentation and exposure to a wide range of creative endeavours.
As a youth, she spent summers at her parents’ summer stock theatre painting sets and playing in the costume department. In college, her scholastic pursuits encompassed the disciplines of graphic design, painting, English literature, interior design and fashion design, with additional studies in printmaking, jewelry-making, textile-weaving, and doll- and puppet-making. She pursued successful careers as a graphic designer and art director before focusing exclusively on fine art.