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An Artist’s Notebook

An Artist’s Notebook

Zen…. and the Art of Sweeping

March 25, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

In the winter of 2004/2005 I spent month in Fort Kochi in Kerala. I was living in a small rented apartment on the upper floor owned by Babu and Amma,… Read more…

Painting – a Sensuous Pleasure? Definitely!

March 11, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

Can you remember the sensuous pleasures of colouring, painting and creating that you had as a child? Do you remember losing all track of time while you tripped out on… Read more…

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Colours from the Earth

February 23, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

When I see the glorious colours that the earth’s minerals can give us it occurs to me that it is small wonder that people wanted to become artists……wanted to paint… Read more…

Scaling Up

February 7, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

It always surprises and perplexes me when people ask me to teach them to paint. It’s not that I don’t enjoy teaching – I love sharing what I know with… Read more…

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Sketchbook Petals

January 19, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

  Developing an idea through sketchbook ‘notes’ is an integral part of the ‘work’ of making art. Whenever I have been really diligent about it, it has always been an… Read more…

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Paper Roses

January 4, 2017 by Mary-Lynne

I like to explore the same image in a variety of media and I find stencils a great way to help keep a consistency between the different versions. It’s also… Read more…

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How a Colour became a Narrative

December 27, 2016 by Mary-Lynne

The autumn day was beginning to draw to an end. The sky was a clear, clear blue and the air sparklingly clean as we walked along that beautiful stretch of… Read more…

Rediscovered Inspiration

December 17, 2016 by Mary-Lynne

  There are two of my paintings that are always a surprise to people, because they are so very different from my usual work. I look at them in wonder,… Read more…

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Drawing a Way Home

December 12, 2016 by Mary-Lynne

Someone who profoundly affected my practice as an artist is Meriel Hoare (now known as Meriel Gold). I used to go to her Life Drawing weekends, that she would call… Read more…

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Turning Tough Love into Strength

March 9, 2016 by Mary-Lynne

   ‘AND THE CUP HE (THE PHYSICIAN) BRINGS, THOUGH IT BURNS YOUR LIPS, HAS BEEN FASHIONED OF THE CLAY WHICH THE POTTER HAS MOISTENED WITH HIS OWN SACRED TEARS’ (KHALIL… Read more…