Born in a small town in Queens, New York, Mary Gulino knew from an early age that art was her passion and enjoyed exploring many forms of art and photography throughout her childhood. At the age of 20, Mary purchased her first 35mm camera and began her long love affair with the art of photography. She began teaching herself the finer techniques and realized that through photography, she was learning how to truly see all that surrounded her with an artistic eye and a quiet mind, seeing beauty in the expected and also in the unexpected and often-overlooked subjects.
In 1995, after a serious car accident, Mary moved from New York to Arizona where she pursued her passion for art and photography further. In 2000, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia at Arizona State University, receiving the Summa Cum Laude honor with a 4.0 GPA.
In 2002, Mary began teaching all levels of photography and painting workshops. After dreaming about moving to Laguna Beach and becoming a Laguna Beach artist, in 2010 her dream finally came true and Mary made the move to Laguna Beach to start her own business, My Artist Loft.
Mary has an expert grasp of photography knowledge as well as a keen eye for detail, light, color, design, balance and perspective, and incorporates these important elements into her art and photography. Although she enjoys all forms of photography, Mary has a special affinity for landscape photography, especially of the California coastline and vineyards as well as the Hawaiian Islands. Mary is currently showing her work at Laguna Art-A-Fair in booth D9.