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Mary Mabbutt: Life in Colour

12 August - 9 September 2023

Join Mary Mabbutt as she leads an informal tour of the exhibition on Friday 25th August at 2pm. Free – no need to book.

An exhibition of new and older paintings. Speaking about the work, Mary Mabbutt says:

‘My paintings emerge from the apparently ordinary world of everyday surroundings, the spaces and places in my life. My usual starting point is my own experience and a large proportion of my paintings have been made at, or of the kitchen table, which is the centre of the home. I am interested in looking, the thrill of seeing and how to respond with paint. My dilemma is the need to balance the immediacy of observed discovery in small-scale work with the demands and complexity of larger painting. This exhibition includes old and new works, large and small, works made from direct observation and works which develop from a thought or a lived moment. My paintings have become increasingly involved with colour which developed when making the kitchen table paintings. By keeping the subject matter constant, I was able to explore elements of composition: balancing the elements of colour, shape and surface, to achieve something of permanence from something so ordinary and fleeting. I want my work to be a celebration of life and painting.’

Alongside Mary’s paintings will be a collection of new ceramic sculptures by Falmouth-based potter Sam Marks.

Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, FREE entry. The exhibition will be launched with an opening event on Friday 11th August 2023, 6 – 8pm. Life in Colour will run on the lower floor of Tremenheere Gallery until Saturday 9th September – at the same time the upper gallery will present Phillippa Clayden: Above Below.