Mary de Wilde graduated from East Surrey College of Art and Design in
Surrey, England. After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, she studied ceramics at Glendale Community College and drawing and design at Los Angeles City College.
Mary’s interest in photography originally was to take visual notes for possible future paintings. Her favorite locations to work are the natural wonders and beauty of the Central Coast. Her work is representational, but sometimes she combines images which she calls her "Ghost Photos". She loves the textures of the natural world around her and refers to them as "Nature’s Fabric”. Her most recent exhibit was at Gallery Western in Los Angeles.