Biography

Mary is a professional painter based in Wiltshire and her work is inspired by the land and sea. Her paintings explore the underlying structure of the land as well as its transient qualities. Her work is based on a strong observation and direct experience of nature to evoke a spirit of place and the ongoing passage of time.

Her work includes landscapes from the local area and Dartmoor and seascapes from her native Devon. She works in oils on panel and paper. Drawing is a fundamental part of her work.

Born in 1965 in Plymouth, Devon, art has always been a passion. After her studies Mary worked as a curator at the Tate Gallery, London whilst continuing to work in her studio in Islington. She later worked at Beaux Arts, Bath. As a mother of three boys it is in the last few years that Mary has been able to return to painting on a full time basis.
In September 2016 Mary co-opened the Corner Gallery, Tithe Barn Workshops, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, where she also exhibits and sells her work.

Education


1984 - 85 Foundation Course at Exeter College of Art and Design
1985 - 89 BA(Hons) Fine Art & History of Art, 2:1, Reading University

Exhibitions


2016 Brewin Dolphin Christmas Exhibition, Marlborough
2016 Forton Fine Art, Hampshire Art Fair
2016 Open Studio exhibition, Cloth Road Arts Week
2016 Forton Fine Art, Wantage
2015 Brewin Dolphin and Little Van Gogh, Marlborough
2015 Trowbridge Town Hall
2014 Brewin Dolphin and Little Van Gogh, Marlborough
2014 Greenhill Cottage Gallery, Wiltshire
2014 Open Studio exhibition, Cloth Road Arts Week
2013 Art in Penallt
2013 The Old Mill Gallery, Worton
2012 Pewsey Gallery, Pewsey
2012 Open Studio exhibition, Cloth Road Arts Week
2010 Open Studio exhibition, Cloth Road Arts Week
2009 Solo Exhibition, The Polly Tea Rooms, Devizes
2009 Solo Exhibition, The Manor Hotel, Shrewton
2008 The Affordable Art Fair, London. Represented by Morgan Boyce
2008 Morgan Boyce Gallery, Marlborough
2007 North Devon Open Fine Art Exhibition, The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford
2007 The Town Hall, Marlborough Jazz Festival
2007 Awdry Bailey & Douglas, Marlborough
1991 Tate Gallery Staff Artists Exhibition
1990/91/92 Summer Exhibition, Angel Islington Studios
1989 Summer Exhibiton, Palmer Building, Whiteknights, Reading

Commissions


Private and Corporate Commissions including
2007 Brewin Dolphin Securities, Marlborough