Mary-Lynne spent her early years in Victoria but has been residing in Western Australia’s southwest region for many years. Her work is mainly grounded in landscape where she attempts to capture the memory or atmosphere, rather than a likeness, with many of her works reflecting her interest in atmospheric effects.

Mary-Lynne’s interest in painting lies in the nature of the oil paint itself as a substance, and how it can be made to behave in infinitely varied ways. Each of her works develops fairly organically, with many decisions being made spontaneously rather than having a fixed idea of what the finished work will look like.  Mary-Lynne will work on several paintings at a time to allow drying between layers, leaving some for months before revisiting them over and over.  She finds the most rewarding pieces are the ones that quietly develop over time and are never resolved quickly.