Inspired by the varied nature and changing moods of the English and Irish countryside, Mary Pym works in oils to produce landscapes in which shape, colour and texture combine to create compositions of great abstract beauty giving the viewer a convincing impression of atmosphere and recession.
Born in The Hague, Holland in 1935, Mary Pym studied at Winchester College of A...rt from 1954-58. Her first solo exhibition was in Southampton in 1965. She completed her four-year Post Graduate Experimental Painting Course at Southampton College of Art in 1978 and in 1985 Mary Pym became a part time art teacher.
Especially drawn to the rolling hills of County Cork, Donegal, Galway, Hampshire and Dorset patchworked with small fields punctuated with trees, barns and hedgerows, Mary creates instantly recognisable depictions of the landscape which fall happily between the representative and the abstract. Reflecting different times of the day or stages in the agricultural year her vibrant, yet subtle colours often arranged in geometric relationships with each other, create uncluttered landscapes whose lonely beauty is skilfully depicted.
Mary has exhibited extensively across the south of England including including in London at The Royal Academy, Llewellyn Alexander and the Mall Galleries.
Her work is much enjoyed and collected by her many admirers.