Mary Jose


Mary Jose is a British artist living and working in the south of France. Before settling permanently in Codalet, a small village near Prades in the Pyrenées-Orientales, also known as French Catalonia or Roussillon, she lived and painted in a number of countries outside Europe. Her artistic career began in the 1970s in Singapore, where she studied Chinese Brush Painting under the master Chen Wen Hsi. On leaving Singapore with a burning desire to continue painting she turned to Western-style watercolour.


Since then she has had individual exhibitions in Dubai, Curaçao, Qatar, Jordan, England and France and group exhibitions in Dubai, Qatar, South Africa, England (at the Bourne Gallery in Surrey and through them at the World of Watercolour Fair in London) and in France (at the galerie de l'Olympe in Perpignan).


She has had several of her works printed as cards and has given courses and demonstrations in a number of countries. She was a founder and the first president of the Art Society of Dubai. Her buyers include the Royal Family and Ministry of Tourism of Jordan, the Bank of America, Barclay's Bank, the Curaçao Dock Company, the College of Law in Guildford, England and many private collectors in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Mary Jose

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