Mary combines her love of textiles and embroidery with an interest in maps and the effect human settlement has on the landscape. Her work explores the patterns of geography and cartography using hand-dyed or printed fabric, recycled maps, appliqué and machine embroidery, producing images of familiar and well-loved places from unfamiliar viewpoints. She also creates work based on natural forms on the coast, in the countryside and in gardens.
She is a member of the Oxton Artists
, a group which exhibits annually in the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
After gaining a B.A. in Graphic Illustration and an Art Teachers Diploma at Liverpool College of Art, Ken taught Art & Design in Merseyside Secondary schools for 35 years.
Of late he has concentrated on domestic animals,his teaching experiences and his love of motorcycling, both observed and imaginatively.
He uses a wide variety of mediums including ink, oil paint and scraperboard, and is also a member of the Oxton Artists.
Prints and original work available to buy are priced in the galleries.
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