Mary Shaw is an artist who creates wonderful and enchanting paintings of the British countryside and her collection here at Enid Hutt Gallery features works exploring the British hedgerows, meadows and their inhabitants as well as coastal landscapes. The traditional subject matter is brought up to date with her creative painting method and the use of iridescent dust within the original paintings to add that extra touch of magic to her artwork.
Mary's artwork contrasts loosely painted layers with areas of stunning detail such as little field mouse popping their head above the undergrowth. The accuracy of the wild plants, berries, flowers and animals shows her passion for the British wildlife and her interest in rare species. You can explore each artwork and find many recognisable plants including blackberries, poppies, foxgloves, bluebells, daisies and so much more.
Born in Bristol, Mary Shaw has spent much of her life in the UK. However she has lived in both Zimbabwe and Cape Town for around 4 years which widened her experiences of other countries and their landscapes and nature. After returning to the UK, Mary could see just how different Britain and Africa were and it seems to have renewed her love for the rich wildlife that we are lucky to have.
Mary Shaw's artwork is delicate and detailed but also eye catching with bold colours and confident brushwork. You can see her passion for the subject matter in every piece. The framed originals are mixed media which adds a richness to the works and it is a delight to see the close up detail as it is to step back and take in the whole scene.
Shaw's artwork has been widely exhibited over the UK and has many pieces in private collections including a piece owned by the King of Qatarto. So why not choose your favourite from these wonderful Mary Shaw originals and have your very own to enjoy.