Pevensey, East Sussex, England

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THE ARTIST

Mary Beaney

I have been painting seriously since 1987. I studied four years, part-time, for the Fine Art Diploma at the Eastbourne College of Arts and Technology (now known as The Southdown College) under the auspices of the Brighton University.


I have investigated various forms of media - oils, printmaking, drawing and ceramics - to represent my thoughts and emotions in an art form. I have at the present time settled on the use of acrylics on various surfaces - canvas, card, board, plaster.


I tackle various subjects - portraiture, still life, flowers, and landscapes.


My work evolves from an instinctive response to the Sussex landscape. Having made sketches in situ I then work on my paintings in my studio, using acrylic and mixed media, building up with subtle layers, often scraping back and reworking. The resultant textural surface reflects nature as I see it.


The inspiration for my landscape work is Pevensey Castle (I live approx.200 yards from the Castle Walls). I am not influenced by any artist in particular but do look to the likes of Tapies and Rothko for texture and colour.

At present I am working on a project incorporating the use of mixed media and collage with a photographic element which uses the images from a Victorian Photo Album of my ancesters.  This work is loosely based on Byzantine Icons.

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"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web"

Pablo Picasso

Exhibitions
Pure Autumn Fair
Sat, Oct 06
The PowderMills Hotel
Oct 06, 2018, 11:00 AM – Oct 14, 2018, 6:00 PM
The PowderMills Hotel, Powdermill Ln, Battle TN33 0SP, UK
We are delighted to confirm that the prestigious PURE Autumn Art Fair will return to the beautiful and historic PowderMills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex in October 2016 in conjunction with Battle Arts & Music Festival and as part of the Battle 1066 950th Anniversary celebrations.
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