Name:  Mary Flannery

Profession:  RAW Art Works Founder, Art Therapist


*What stirs your passion?

Looking up from a painting I am working on and seeing other artists in my studio working on their pieces. I am so grateful to be surrounded by a bunch of creative beasts. 



*What has shaken your faith?

TECHNOLOGY! We are not better people because we can text.

 *Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with?

My grandmother, Kate. She passed before I was born. My mom was a force. I wish I could have heard what it was like to raise such an incredible kid.



*What’s your poison? (The trait you most dislike in yourself)

 TONE!!!  Sometimes I walk out of a room and think….. I made that totally horrible for everyone. I fall into that hole of thinking that to make your point you have to push. I am working on “own the tone.”

*What do you see as the ultimate buzzkill?

Honestly, when people only want to be HEARD and have no interest in listening. Makes me crazy.

(Oh, and hair in men’s ears..not a big fan.)

*How do you want to be remembered when the glasses are raised?

I have typed about 13 different lines—this is tough. So, “Mary brought new meaning to the name, her endless love of being naughty will be missed and remembered.

 * What’s your happy place?

Dancing with my family. We all LOVE music. My kid’s playlists make me weep with joy. Joy is BIG for us and music is the perfect instigator.

*What is your signature drink?

My Mom (Alice) would always lift her Manhattan and say, “Cheers to those who love us well and those who don’t, can go to Hell!” in her Brooklyn accent…priceless!


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