The coastal landscape is an ever-changing environment. Painting it is an act of faith in the future as our impact on fragile ecosystems alters how we experience them.

Mary Blue continues in the tradition of landscape painting as a genre. She imagines human activity in the scenarios she depicts. Farmers and fisherman are never shown on the shoreline in her compositions, but they are represented in her handwritten thoughts written in blue biro buried within the painted folds of each marshland expanse.
Her paint is applied in generous smears, slurps and splashes over expertly drawn, softer veils of underpainting. The clarity of the coastal air, its eddies and squalls feel part of her vision, somehow described in the vigour of her  brush strokes.
The impermanence of the tidal landscape shapes the East Anglian coastline where she lives. She depicts her environment with assured familiarity.