Mary Karssis is a Canadian gestural abstract artist born in Toronto on March 17th, 1979. She attended York University and majored in social science. Human behavioral social study was always an interest from which she found inspiration and translated into art from an early age. Influenced by abstract expressionism artist like Joan Mitchel and Helen Frankenthaler, Mary Karssis is eager to leave her own mark in the abstract art world with her original gestural, no brush technique. Brushes and tools are a creative restriction for Karssis as she feels her need for direct contact with the work.