Mary Gazetas was born in West Vancouver and grew up around water and small boats. She studied fine arts at UBC and later entered the design program at the National Theatre School in Montreal, graduating in 1968. She has worked as an instructor in visual arts and as a festival planner. She settled in Richmond in 1983. Gazetas is a mother, grandmother, tennis player and founding director of the Richmond Fruit Tree Project. Her book Around One More Point (Touchwood 2006) is a journal "sketchbook" of writings, photographs and drawings from her adventures of the B.C. coast. The journeys include paddle trips in Barkley, Clayoquot, Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds, the Broughton Archipelago, the central coast and Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands).

[BCBW 2006] "QCI" "Outdoors"