Mary paints landscapes using soft pastels on watercolour paper which give an intensity of colour and a strong texture but also the soft contours that suit the space of her subject matter.
Her style is primarily impressionist but also slightly abstract in order to convey how the landscape can be seen as now but also how the vastness of that space has been seen before.
Mary's technique uses layers of pastel to exaggerate form and depth. All of her paintings have an emotion that shows each landscape is unique and locked into an interpretive ‘one moment in time’. Each one is intended to be viewed as if you are there and it is something we can identify with, or perhaps as if we have been there before.
Mary's love of the countryside and how it varies in form in different parts of the world is what inspires her to create new paintings from her travels using colour and particularly texture.