Mary Whyte has earned national recognition as both an artist and illustrator, exhibiting in such prestigious shows as the American Watercolor Society and the Allied Artists of America. Perhaps best known for her distinctive portraits, Whyte has traveled the country capturing personalities on canvas and paper. Whether of a child in a tree or a judge in official robes, Whyte's portraits grace hundreds of private homes, universities, and corporate collections. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. and conducts painting workshops across the country. She and her husband Smith Coleman own an art gallery in Charleston, S.C., near where they live.