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MARY LACE
The compelling and fascinating activity of creating an illusion in paint on a flat surface keeps me wedded to realism in my paintings.   Still life is my preferred genre since it allows me to create an entirely novel ‘motif’ from which to work for a sustained period of time. My choice of content varies but is always guided by abstract qualities rather than by ‘meaning’ or ‘narrative’. Composition and design come first and foremost but as I study the group I discover many more rich and unexpected visual pleasures and sometimes a personal narrative will develop. As the still life takes on its form, the activity of manipulating colour and the use of tone to create texture, depth and volume, is both endlessly challenging and rewarding. I was born in Aberdare, South Wales in 1944. I trained for my degree in Bath Academy of Art, Corsham in the 1960s. My career has been in teaching Art and History of Art in Lady Margaret School, becoming Head of the Art Department in Howardian High School and then in Coleg Glan Hafren, all in Cardiff. For many years during this time, I designed the posters and programme covers as publicity artist for Cardiff Little Theatre In my retirement, in addition to my main activity of painting in oil, I also free lance as an Art History guest lecturer to a variety of adult groups in Cardiff, the Vale and the Valleys. In 2019 because (and I quote) ‘the outstanding quality of my work’ I was invited to become an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists to be eligible for full membership in due course
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MOROCCAN PUZZLE, FIGS AND PHYSALIS*, Price: £700.00

STILL LIFE WITH APPLES*, Price: £750.00

STILL LIFE WITH GOURD*, Price: £750.00

STILL LIFE WITH JAPANESE FANS*, Price: £550.00

STILL LIFE WITH TEAPOT AND NARBERTH JUG, Price: £750.00

TWO RED ONIONS AND A GAUDY SCARF, Price: £600.00

VARIATIONS ON A SCENE: BOWL AND JUG, Price: £750.00

VARIATIONS ON A SCENE:BOX AND SILK SCARF, Price: £750.00