Mary Ann Day - 2019
Mary Ann has been painting for as long as she can remember. She has experimented with different styles and textures and says she is “travelling on an artistic journey that continues on a never ending roller coaster of discovery".
"I am excited by the magic of paint and never cease to be amazed at the level of complexity and versatility just one brushstroke can achieve" she says.
The UK has been inspirational in her artistic development. Recently the red earth of Australia and the azure of the sea have been feeding her endless curiosity for subject matter to put to canvas.
Mary Ann has featured in several local art exhibitions in and around London.
Currently Mary Ann has been experimenting with thick layers of paint laid on with a palette knife, using bold, bright colours, depicting a series of scenes showing everyday people at play or at work, on the beach or among their friends, catching them momentarily in a scene as if through candid camera.
Mary Ann continues to paint with both brush and palette knife. She has also allowed her long-standing fascination with the outdoors to come through her work, developing a series of colourful coastal scenes and trees in bright autumn colours.
She has encompassed the breathtaking beauty of water, whether it is coastal waves lapping the shore, a gentle river meandering through green rolling hills, or a sparkling, frothy waterfall in a forest glade, ablaze with colour.
"Colour is the key to my work" she explains. "Without colour life would be a very dull place. I feel my job is to project that colour on to walls in generous, daring quantities, providing an uplifting and happy interlude for the viewer".