Mardy wrote in his resume in 2009:
I was born in Landstuhl, Germany in 1960. My father was in the U.S. Air Force so we moved around Germany and the U.S. until moving to Amarillo, Texas when I was a young teenager. I went to Amarillo College to obtain a Commercial Art degree. While in school I decided that fine art was what I wanted to do. I have worked in the oil fields and loaded trucks for a grocery chain as an adult, raising my four children, having art shows in Amarillo and doing my artwork part time. Now that my children are adults, with the support of my wife, I am pursuing art on a full time basis.
Statement: I strive to do paintings that will evoke some type of emotion, by using not only subject matter, but also the style in which it is painted.
Mardy died at the age of 49 on the Day of the Dead, November 2, 2009, in Amarillo Texas.