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Mary Mabbutt

Mary Mabbutt/Sleevenotes

Mary Mabbutt
Mary Mabbutt is a painter whose career has spanned four decades. She has taught for many years on the BA Fine Art course at University College Falmouth and also as a visiting lecturer to a number of other Fine Art courses in England and Wales.

She has shown work in solo and mixed exhibitions throughout her career at the New Grafton Gallery, Paton Gallery and Russell Gallery, London, and was chosen to be Artist of the Day at Flowers Central, London.

She was a prize-winner in the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 19 and was short-listed for the Ruth Borchard Self –Portrait First Prize 2011.

Her work is held in a number of private and public collections that include Arts Council, London, Usher Gallery Lincoln, Ruth Borchard Collection London, Susan and Robert Summer Collection New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

"My paintings emerge from the apparently ordinary world of everyday surroundings, depicting the spaces and places of my life formed by particular qualities of lived experience.

The paintings are initially derived from observation and are then developed with an integration of spatial clarity and carefully structured colour relationships. In the process of my paintings I hope to transform moments of transience into images of permanence".

From unpretentious situations Mabbutt skilfully extracts a magnetic quality of mysterious vitalised objects and the soft cast light of a reflective existence.

Nick Wegner, Time Out
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