21.07.13 – 25.08.13
Mary Herdman is a well-known Hampshire artist. She has worked professionally since she first settled here in the early eighties. Her childhood was spent in the West Country and she studied at the West of England College of Art.
She has worked and exhibited predominantly in the South & West, where her work is successfully selected for many competitions, including the Mall Galleries, London & she has twice won a place at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.
She often exhibited at the New Ashgate, Farnham and is an active member of the Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society. Marys’ work may be found amongst private collections throughout Britain.
An exciting aspect of Mary Herdman is that she does not intend to ‘make’ a picture. She allows her imagination and sense of atmosphere direct her, almost as though the painting or drawing itself tells her how it wants to be. A ‘found’ mark she did not consciously create will convey an emotion or suggest something to Mary to allow her to realise this discovery is the work. She then has the courage to allow the emotion, mark, to remain.
GalleryMuse is pleased to show the latest figurative work of Mary Herdman alongside David Spencer Stoves. Their work resonates through an impressionistic way of seeing, as reflective and illusive as lines of poetry.