Mary Chow, originally from British Columbia, is a self-taught artist who began her artistic journey with a love for yarns and a passion for fishing and the colour and beauty of nature. She found a way to combine her passions by creating fibre arts inspired by the wildlife and scenery with a colourful and whimsical style.
After retiring from her private psychology practice, she turned her lifetime of creativity and delved full time into pursuing her art, discovering a love of the felted wool medium. Part of the interest for this medium developed during a trip to Prince Edward Island where she had the opportunity to take a class at the Belfast Yarn Mill. From here she took other online classes, read, and talked with other artists. Starting with a sketch, she works on the background first using the felt to layout the colours. Wool is then poked into the felt and wet in order to adhere it to the background. After drying, more wool is added to create the foreground. A member of Art 1274 Hollis since 2021, she continues to explore unique combinations of paint and wool on different backgrounds.