Mary Jean is primarily a self taught artist and is a resident and native of Birmingham, Alabama. She began her painting career in the mid 1980s and is co-owner of an art gallery in a city south of BIrmingham. Her love of color, texture and form shows in her paintings. Mary Jean incorporates a wide range of material, such as fabrics, metals, netting to achieve the sculptural quality of her work. She has paintings in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States and in Europe.