Mary’s inspirational new work reflects continued involvement with, and appreciation of, her beloved home area – the Tamar Valley. Since completing her studies at the Royal Academy Schools and after decades of painting out-of-doors, Mary works quickly to capture those rare and fleeting effects of light that excite and inspire her to paint familiar landscapes transformed into richly coloured, special places with universal appeal.

Different tides, times of day and seasons (including unusual touches of ice and snow) are closely observed and portrayed, revealing the fragile beauty of this land that deserves our attention and careful protection.

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An additional five older paintings link to earlier days when market gardens, salmon fishing and historic cherry orchards were still valued and widespread features of the Tamar Valley.

Tamar Valley National Landscape is delighted to be hosting Mary’s first exhibition for five years.

The Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, PL18 9FE, will be open from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 2 June (opens 2pm on 25 May, then 11am-6pm daily). Free admission and free parking. Why not take a journey on the beautiful Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth, and arrive by train? The Tamar Valley Centre is just a five-minute walk from Gunnislake train station.

For further details please call Virginia Spiers on 01579 350696 or click here to email

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