Mary is a painter in figurative, landscape and still life subjects in oil and watercolour.
Working away from the studio has always been an integral part of her painting, this approach revitalises her perception and images which are then taken back to the studio. All the gathered material is then worked out in her paintings. She is passionate about light and tone and always has a sketch book to hand.
The highlights of her career were Artist in Residence for Glyndebourne, Garsington and the ENO Operas and Artist on board Thorry Gunnersen’s Yacht, Tilting at Windmills ,recording Five Tours, Sailing in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
1978 to 1983 Studied at Southampton and Winchester College of Art (Print Making)
1987 Elected Member of the NEW English ArtClub ( NEAC )
1995 Elected Member of the Royal Watercolour Society ( RWS )
Royal Watercolour Society
2010 Painting for HRH Princess Alexandra of English Roses
2001 Patterson Gallery Prize, British landscape painters.
1992 Royal Society of British Artists Open Exhibition Prize, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
1990 New English Art Club Critics Prize, New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition
1991 and 1993 Waterman Fine Art Jermyn Street (Solo Exhibition)
1992 Brian Sinfield Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
1996 Alresford Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
2011 and 2013 Russell Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The Discerning Eye
Singer Friedlander & Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibitions
Cross gate Gallery 2 person show and Mixed
Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery
1992 Book Illustration, Michael Kenyon, A French Affair
1994 REME 2nd Battalion Regiment
1991 to 1994 John Lewis partnership
2011 to 2012 Recorded the progress of Rathfinny Wine Estate