Landscapes and People 1980 – 2008

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This gallery shows a small selection of the many watercolours painted in the various countries where Mary has lived, on account of her husband’s work. Notable among these were Dubai, Curaçao, Qatar, Jordan and South Africa. In each place she immersed herself in the life and landscape, spending many hours with sketch book and pencil recording the scene. The watercolours were usually painted in the studio, where the subject could crystallise, often from several drawings. Travel to and from these places and within Europe also produced much inspiration for landscapes and studies of the local people. Two of the South African paintings, ‘Old House, Johannesburg’ and ‘Woman in a Shawl’ represent a short-lived experimental technique.