Mary Ehrsam

Mary Ehrsam was born in New York and has spent the majority of her career
leading the nonprofit organization, Operation HOPE, which is dedicated to the
global alleviation of poverty by empowering families financially, creating jobs, and
by bringing hope and dignity to impoverished communities.

Mary began her journey as an artist with the desire to incorporate living beauty
into each painting and instill a sense of happiness and calmness. She brings
three-dimensional vividness to the canvas by incorporating real flowers (primarily
orchids and sunflowers), blended with expressive color. The flowers are
preserved to maintain shape and texture, and her paintings are a fusion of
vibrancy and soul. 

Mary lives in the West Village with her husband, artist and designer, Bradley
Ehrsam.