Author/Fine Art Photographer

Mary Atwood

Mary Atwood is a long-time resident of Florida’s First Coast area whose deep appreciation of its natural beauty, rich history and diverse culture is often reflected in her work.

As the daughter of a World War II military photographer, Mary grew up with a camera in hand.  Her earliest memories of taking photographs are of using a Kodak Brownie when she was six years old. From there, her experiences involved learning to use a wide variety of camera equipment from Polaroid to Hasselblad, and just about everything in between.

Mary’s fine art photography is included in numerous public, private, and corporate collections in both the United States and France. She was the recipient of the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s prestigious Art Ventures grant in 2011, has done commissioned work for MOCA Jacksonville, and was invited by the Sister Cities organization of Nantes, France to exhibit her First Coast Reflections project as part of the inaugural celebration for la Maison des Etats-Unis (The American House) during the summer of 2013.

Mary’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public art venues, with over twenty solo shows. To date, her photographs have won more than fifty awards in local, regional and national juried exhibitions.


PNC Bank Operations Office, Jacksonville, Florida
PNC Tower, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
United States Consul Robert Tate, Rennes, France
Mayor Patrick Rimbert, Nantes, France
University of North Florida “Art in the Library” Program, Jacksonville, Florida
The Collection of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, Jacksonville, Florida
Table One Restaurant, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Parmenter Realty Partners, Jacksonville, Florida
C. Borden Construction, Jacksonville, Florida


A Few Quiet Moments, August-September 2021, Bethel Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Southlight Gallery’s Summer Sizzler, Summer 2021, King Maker Brewing, Jacksonville, Florida
4 Bridges, Summer 2021, The Art Center, Jacksonville, Florida
The Art and Angst of Caregiving,
Summer 2021, CoRK Arts District North, Jacksonville, Florida
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Photography National Juried Show 2021, Blue Ridge, Georgia
ArtFields 2021, Spring 2021, Lake City, South Carolina
FemArt WAVE Exhibition, January-July 2020, Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, Florida
ArtWork(ers) United, October 2020, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
JTA Regional Art Exhibition, 2020-2021, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, Florida
ArtFields 2019, Spring 2019, Lake City, South Carolina
Rise, Fall 2018, Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, Florida
Visions and Verses, Summer 2018, National League of American Pen Women, Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville, Florida


Le Désir du Coeur Solo Exhibition
Karpeles Museum, Jacksonville Florida: March 10 – April 26, 2018

First Coast Reflections Solo Exhibitions
Riverside Fine Arts, Jacksonville, Florida: January 12 – January 22, 2018
Grune Gallery, Players by the Sea, Jacksonville Beach, Florida: January 12 – February 9, 2016
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida: March 20 – May 8, 2015
Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Florida: November 12, 2014 – January 20, 2015
Hardee Center for the Arts, North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida: March 1 – 31, 2014
Museum of Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park, Florida: November 6, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport: October 1, 2013 – December 26, 2013
Mercure Ile de Nantes, Nantes, France: June 3, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida: May 31, 2013 – July 12, 2013
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership, Jacksonville, Florida: December 10, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts, Orange Park, Florida: September 14 – December 7, 2012
Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, Florida: July 1 – July 28, 2012
Karpeles Museum, Jacksonville, Florida: May 11 – June 30, 2012
Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Florida: February 25 – May 6, 2012
JaxPort Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida: January 9 – February 17, 2012

Images of France Solo Exhibition
Images of France, Alliance de Francaise, Jacksonville, Florida: June 2016

Angels Collection Solo Exhibitions
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida: February, 2013
Vam York Theatre, Gainesville, Florida: May10 – June 6, 2012

Churches of France Solo Exhibition
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership, Jacksonville, Florida: March 11, 2014 – May 26, 2014

Natural Elements Solo Exhibition
Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Florida: August 26 – December 14, 2013

Romantic Notions Solo Exhibition
Marketplace Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida: April 16 – July 12, 2013