A New Treatment of Children at Play
Mary's latest works are an experiment with light. The subjects are still children at play but treated in a far freer, more impressionistic fashion, mostly contre jour. She is more interested in capturing movement and the effects of light than detailed studies. Hazy Summer Day
(left) and Ball Games on the Beach
(right) are two examples of four recent works by Mary in this style.
Inspired by Dame Laura Knight
Mary has admired the work of Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) for many years. Dame Laura was the first modern day female artist to become a member of The Royal Academy. She joined the Newlyn Art Group in Cornwall in the early years of the 20th century and Mary has a print of a famous painting she produced at that time called "Flying the Kite". The work depicts what looks like Newlyn in the background. As a long time fan of Dame Laura, Mary wanted to depict a similar scene but set on the beach at Southwold. Shadows, Southwold Beach
is not a copy but a pastiche.
All of Mary's new work can be seen in the Currently Available
section of this website.