Ideas may begin by noticing how light falls on familiar objects around me at home or enjoying the luminous colours of land and seascape in Cornwall where I live.
Mary has exhibited with the gallery since 2001 and has had three solo shows to date, the first coinciding with the publication of the Tate’s 2004 diary series for which Ford’s work ‘Boats-Antibes’ was chosen from its collection for the front cover and has since been made into a poster.
Horizons 2 - 25th Oct 2003
Untitled 5th - 21st June 2008
Paintings & Collages 23rd Sept - 16th Oct 2010
Mary was born in 1944 and studied at Byam Shaw between 1970-73, followed by the Royal Academy Schools between 1973-76. In this time, she was awarded RAS printmaking prizes. Her work is in numerous public and private collections in the UK and abroad as well as the Tate Collection, London.
David Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998 & 2006, Vol 1, p. 533.
Tate Publishing, Tate Diary series, 2004, (front cover).
Rosemary Simmons, Collecting Original Prints, 1980, (book jacket design).