ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER
Mary is an artist and photographer. She creates work to celebrate and communicate the beauty in everyday life and sees her work as an ongoing discovery and journey into creativity and wellbeing. She creates beautiful photographic images with atmosphere and sensitivity to light and texture.
Mary has a passion for working with people on projects whether through workshops, events or collaborations. She creates meaningful and engaging experiences for individuals, groups and organizations and can work with you to develop a bespoke project.
Celebrating food, flowers, life
Recent projects have focused on food, flowers and makers and valuing the people that produce and make them. In 2021 Mary was commissioned by the Hamilton Foundation for the ‘REfresh Chester’ programme on behalf of Cheshire Council to create work that celebrated local food made and grown in Chester and the surrounding area.
This included an exhibition of photographs and participation in a zine for REfresh Chester which is part of the HAZ (Historic Action Zone) opening and recovery programme. Part of the commission included running a still life photography workshop for small business, artist makers and creatives.
Previously to this, she was commissioned to create a series of work for Chester Bandstand on the theme of ‘Renewal’ as a response to the opening up after the Covid 19 lockdown. This is a series of works to be shown online and at the Bandstand in Chester.
encouragement, engagement & empowerment
Mary originally trained in youth work and community arts and brings this knowledge of encouragement, engagement and empowerment to the work with groups and individuals today.
She has run workshops for many different groups and organizations including the V&A Museum in Liverpool, University of Chester, Cheshire and Cheshire West and Ty Pawb in Wrexham. She also runs private classes and workshops for small groups and individuals.
In 2016 Mary completed an MA in Art Practice at Glyndwr University and completed research on the creative process and drawing. Following this she did a one year residency at Chester University which resulted in a handmade book and an exhibition in the CASC gallery in Chester on the theme of ‘The Journey’.
Mary also sells her work commercially and currently has work on sale in The Watergate Gallery in Chester. You can also contact Mary directly.
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Many thanks, Mary