mixed media artist
Having grown up in a family of artists, Mary has always drawn, stitched, painted and taken photographs. She found working for the HE Diploma in Stitched Textiles at East Berkshire College at Windsor allowed her to combine all these things with her love of textiles. Since finishing the course at Windsor she has gone on to take a BA in Art & Design – Fine Art (University of Brighton) and an MA in Textiles (UCA Farnham).
This experience encouraged a broad, multi-disciplinary approach to her work, which explores connections with landscape and place. She works in different media such as painting, photography and printmaking but has an underlying attachment to the nature of cloth. Currently she is exploring book-like forms as tangible and tactile vessels for ideas and the memories, marks and traces that evoke the essence of place.