Staacks: Mary Jane Flower – Abstract Seascapes
Dates: 01/05/2019 - 31/05/2019
Times: All Day
Mary Jane Flower
“Abstract seascapes”, inspired by views from the island of Anglesey
The pieces in Mary’s latest collection are abstract seascapes inspired by sea and mountain views from the island of Anglesey.
Having always loved sailing and the sea, and having spent much of her childhood messing about in boats, Mary settled with her family in the lovely, bustling seaside town of Beaumaris, on the island of Anglesey. With its boat-filled bay, colourfully painted buildings, historic castle and beautiful views of Snowdonia, it is the perfect place to inspire her art.
Island life means that there is a wealth of inspiration from the beautiful sea views. Living close to the Menai Strait, facing the Welsh mountains – whose colours change hour by hour – provides endless inspiration for Mary’s painting.
Mary was born and raised in Cheshire. Having completed her fine art degree in Liverpool, and spent some time in Australia (travelling, painting and sailing), sailing on the Menai Strait was one of the big pulls that led Mary to settle with her family in Beaumaris.
Over the years Mary has experimented with different styles and materials, and developed her own mono printing technique. Much of Mary’s work is printed on calico, as opposed to canvas – she uses this to achieve an effect of fluidity from the inks, which enables her to express the movement of light on water.
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