Come and join local artist Mary Grant in her popular art class suitable for the whole family.

Explore the themes of line, colour and shape, expression and beauty.

Create a floral masterpiece you’d be proud to display on your wall at home.

Classes run May to September, on Saturdays and Tuesdays 10.30am–12pm. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

1.5hrs. £16 p/p. Max 30 participants.

Refund Policy: 30 days notice or longer – 90% refunded. 15 – 29 days notice – 50% refunded. 14 days or less notice – No refund.

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Born in Sussex in 1971, Mary studied at Kingston University and graduated in 1994. Her landscapes delve into the painterly essence captured in snapshots taken while driving or walking, serving as visual reminders of nature’s captivating allure.

Drawing inspiration from her love for music and pop culture, Mary’s references often touch upon album and track titles of artists like Neil Young, Paul Weller and Bob Dylan.

When she paints, Mary emphasises the significance of the initial mark-making process. Completing the artwork while the paint is still wet, she removes paint rather than applying it, akin to unearthing the subject rather than building upon it. Mary buries her paintings beneath multiple layers of stains and varnishes, seemingly sealing in the subject’s essence. She heavily relies on photography to convey the act of trapping memories and anchoring them in her art.

More recently, Mary completed a 1,000-day project – Little Paintings 365 – committing to creating an original painting daily, 365 days a year. Such was its popularity, the project sold out entirely in its first year and Mary still reserves special dates on request. These tiny landscapes (20cm x 15cm) opened up accessible art to a wider audience of art lovers.

Mary runs a highly successful afterschool art club for all age ranges as well as providing private tuition to adults.

Career highlights

In 2013, Mary was the Artist in Residence for the Cill Rialaig Art Residency, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in the UK and internationally. Mary’s work graces private collections in London, Madrid, Barcelona, South Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore and throughout the USA. She exhibits with Gormleys in Ireland and is represented by Jill George Gallery in London, UK.

Awards received

1993: NatWest 90s Prize for Art (shortlisted)

1994: Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship, New York

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