Meet Mary Gault: Painter & Wood Sculptor

Mary is a life long resident of the Washington area and has been a resident of Drum Point in Calvert County since 1998.

She always had an interest in art and had painted in oils and acrylics, done stained glass, and wood carving for her own pleasure while raising children and accompanying her husband, Pete, during his Navy career.

In 1996, through a friend who lived in Saint Mary’s County, she discovered the Saint Mary’s County Craft Guild. She was juried into their shop and started to develop her art. Her first work for the Craft Guild was largely folk art of fairly simple design, but over time her interest in shore birds, fish, and marine motifs appeared. She moved from simple plaques cut out with a hand coping saw to more detailed wood sculptures worked with professional grade tools. Her range now includes a wide variety of shore birds, fish, photography, painted boxes with maritime themes, and fine art prints.

Her work can be found at Cecil's Old Mill in Great Mills, at Artworks @7th in North Beach and various shows in Southern Maryland. Mary is also a member of the St. Mary's County Craft Guild, the Unique Boutique and Calvert Artists' Guild.

“The more things you do, the more possibilities you see. Who knows what’s next!”