The Town Framery

Mary Wilbourn was a native of Knoxville. Mary has three children: daughter Jan is the Director of The Showcase School of Photography in Atlanta; daughter Debi who owns and operates The Town Framery & Gifts, an evolution of The Mary Wilbourn Gallery; and son James resides in South Florida. James, the youngest, is hearing impaired. The family moved to Atlanta in the early 1960’s for James to attend The Atlanta Speech School. Mary stayed in Atlanta for over 20 years working in the business community. Upon her return to East Tennessee and retirement from Knox County in 1989, she opened her first Gallery as a way of encouraging herself to paint, a hobby since she was young. She released her first limited edition print the same year. Mary’s primary medium consisted of watercolor; however, she dabbled in oils, pastels and pen & ink. Mary was self taught and her preferred subjects are beautiful flowers and birds of her native region.