Mary Allen’s spontaneous and bold work embodies a very personal take on her beloved Cornwall and all things related to the coast and sea. She demonstrates this by using liberal layers of oil paint finishing with layers of oil glazes, the application of which produces the texture and tone Mary’s work has become well known for.
The palette knife is her preferred tool, however her hands and the odd kitchen utensil are often used allowing her freedom to portray the wildness of the Cornish coast.
Mary works from her own studio at the Owls House in St. Hilary Churchtown, near Penzance. She also exhibits her work at the Harbour gallery at Portscatho, near Boskerris Hotel in Carbis Bay along with solo exhibitions. Throughout the year she also welcomes visitors to her studio in StHilary Churchtown. Mary has enjoyed some considerable success since her 1st exhibition in 2008, and has since sold her work locally, nationally and worldwide.