I am fascinated by the process of picture-making. I start a painting from my sketchbook, usually from a hastily drawn pencil sketch of something I have witnessed on my walks and travels. In the studio I block in the composition with acrylic paint, building up texture and colour, sometimes with collaged material. I like to paint what I see around me in the countryside: situations I have ‘happened’ upon; creatures in the landscape; birds in the trees; gardens...anything that appeals, often to my sense of humour.
Editor's Note: We are sad to announce that Mary passed away in mid 2016.