Following the 2015 Open Studios in collaboration with Eastbourne Festival of Artists’ Open Houses/studios – Mary decided that after twenty one years of Open House at Art on the River(www.artontheriver.co.uk) she would throw in the towel and call it a day. But as Mary says never say never !!!
She was offered her first solo show at the Lily Clifford Gallery – the most innovative elegant and vibrant art space in Eastbourne.
Mary has for the past three months worked tirelessly on producing new work for this opportunity. So – most of the works that will be on show will be shown for the first time in a public space. The exhibition entitled “Emotions” – is as it says on the tin; – works showing past memories, digging deep into her past and using members of her family as the starting point to depict emotion. Mary’s work is full of texture created by mixed media from acrylic paint, polyfilla, glue, tissue paper, bleach, ink, salt, sand, tea, coffee, the kitchen sink, to gold and silver leaf, which expresses the richness and passion she feels – “emotion”.
It has been said that “her works are strongly connected with her inner emotions and secretly kept memories – a personal bridge giving the viewer a way to see through her window. She bravely mixes and uses new techniques and materials – the result is amazing emotional art.”
It has also been hinted that her work is deep, dark and mysterious………!!!
The gallery space is well worth a visit to view art works from artists from France, USA, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Canada, Mexico, Russia and more. Cutting edge work that you would normally associate with London Galleries.
You will always be sure of a friendly welcome by the gallery owners, Mark and Lily.
Address – Lily Clifford Gallery, 112 South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4LZ
Opening Hours – Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.00am to 6.00pm, Sundays 11.00am to 2.00pm, Closed Mondays
Dates – 14th February to 6th March, 2016
Website – http://www.lilycliffordgallery.com