Mary has been creating art all her life. She discovered early on that she had a unique skill to capture the energy and gesture of an object in just a few lines, combined with an instinct for color and design. Mary has been in the gift industry for years. She has run a successful activewear company, owned a retail shop in New York's famed Greenwich Village, and has licensed her artwork. In 1994 Mary joined Kenny Bookbinder to establish Fifth Avenue Manufacturers, to put her fresh and original art on regionally specific gift products. See her paintings here.
Kenny has been in the gift repping business since 1973. He established Big Apple Enterprises, a successful New York City based sales agency with a footprint in the Tri State area as well as Philadelphia. Big Apple Enterprises dominated the first isle of the NY Gift Show for many years and has been a formidable presence in the gift industry.