Mary Douglas Drysdale's work is distinguished by its breadth.

Having studied architecture, industrial design and interior design, there is a connectivity forged between foreground and background which resonates. The element of her work which most distinguishes her from the efforts of others, at her level, is the dynamic created by her foundation of architectural rationalism which is often transformed by her iconoclastic use of highly decorative color. In this category, she is stand alone.

The vividness of her color sense and confident use of it, have made her name and the brilliant use of chroma synonymous.