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The Tide Gives a Box of Shells
The Tide Gives a Box of Shells
The Tide Gives a Box of Shells

Mary Blue

The Tide Gives a Box of Shells


Norfolk landscape

Framed 11.5cm x 17.5cm    

Acrylic mixed media on paper, mounted and framed (2020)

More about Mary Blue
Mary Blue paints the cultural imprint history leaves echoing on the landscape, ancient footsteps from centuries ago that are ever present in the tides from the fishermen collecting cockles in the creeks, to the farmer bringing in the harvest.  At the crossroads of impermanence the tide shapes the the East Anglian coastline where she lives.

The more Mary looks at the coastline, she sees how we come up against the forces of nature; things that humans can’t control and that we have to give ourselves over to the power of wind, water and weather as wilderness finds a way.  

Mary exhibits internationally, having achieved a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 where she studied with the renowned landscape painter, Neil Welliver. She has also studied at the Vermont Studio School, the Maryland Art Institute and the American Institute in Avignon, France.