Mary Blue is an artist living and working in North Norfolk. She paints, works in art education and runs classes for professional and amateur artists.
When Mary looks at the coastline, she sees everything, not just the waves and the pebbles. She shows how small we are when we are up against the forces of nature. Forces that humans cannot control. She believes we have to give ourselves over to the power of wind, water and weather as wilderness finds a way.
She also paints orchard trees and garden flowers regularly. She sees fruit and flowers in bloom ripening to fullness as time passes as visual markers in our life cycle.
Mary is an international artist originally from the East Coast of the USA. She gained a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, where she studied with the renowned landscape painter, Neil Welliver. She has also studied at the Vermont Studio School, the Maryland Art Institute and the American Institute in Avignon, France.
Her paintings are exhibited and collected internationally.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Open Space, Norfolk, UK
2019 Paint Out Holt, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
2018 NNOS, Wells, Norfolk, UK
2018 Paint Out Wells, Sudbury and Norwich, Norfolk, UK
2017 NNOS, Kettlestone, Norfolk, UK
2017 Paint Out Wells, Norfolk, UK
1998 Green Gallery, Havertown, USA
During this period although Mary contributed to many group shows she did not have any solo shows as she was raising a family and relocating to England
2020 John Hurt Art Prize Holt Festival
2020 Paint Out Norfolk
2020 Studio With A View East Quay
2019 Paint Out, Wells, Norfolk UK
2018 Paint Out, Hostry, Norfolk UK
2018 Inheritance Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk UK
2018 Paint Out, Wells, Norfolk UK
2017 Norfolk by Design (now Contemporary and Country), Houghton Hall, Norfolk UK
2017 Birdie Fortescue, Burnham Market, Norfolk UK
2017 Norfolk Open Studios, Kettlestone, Norfolk UK
2016 Norfolk-by-Design (now Contemporary and Country), Field Dalling, Norfolk
1994 McClelland Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1993 Philadelphia Print Making Studio, Philadelphia, USA
1991 Liner Gallery, New York, USA
1990 Print Roulette, Philadelphia Printmaking, Philadelphia, USA
1989 MFA Show, International Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA