Although she was born in the great industrial city of Coventry, Mary has spent most of her life in the country and nearly all of that in the Welsh Borders of the Wye Valley.
Her paintings give intriguing views of life, which though contemporary, are intensely nostalgic, often rustic snapshots of a way of life that many people are tempted to think has long passed by.
She says of her paintings, “They reflect the small moments of time from happy memories and imagination that have been part of my life for more years than I care to remember”.
‘I sometimes pinch myself thinking how lucky I am to be a painter – every day is a new day full of expectation for the magic that painting can bring – when all goes well, and with the knowledge that I can never be bored, there is always so much to see, do and think about.
Mary regularly exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and RWA Open Exhibition.