All I try to achieve with my work, is to do justice to the land and sea which I see before me in Scotland. They are my passion and the reason I never struggle for inspiration. I love to make new discoveries and find new visions around each corner, but, equally, I have certain favourite locations of which I never tire, returning over and over again - often finding new light or element to capture. It is Scotland's ability to surprise, no matter how well you think you may know her, which has always amazed me...long may it continue to do so.
Work: I paint solely using acrylics. They sit well with my technique which is one of broad application and rapidly working the paint. The fast drying paint has to be manipulated quickly and it is this to which I attribute the sense of movement and spontaneity within my work.
I was trained under the tutelage of Norrie Kirkham, Peter Howsen and David Linley at Glasgow School of Art - all of them were, and remain, a huge inspiration, as are the brilliant Scottish Colourists. Mary Batchelor
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Mary Batchelor Curriculum Vitae
Reviews and Articles
Mary Batchelor Image Gallery - Available Works
Farm Buildings - Fife
From The Beach
Golden Fields - Fife
Mary Batchelor Image Gallery - Archive
2007 and 2008
featured artist - Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, September 2007
Ceres Gallery, Ceres, Fife, October 2007
Tracey McNee Fine Art, Mayfair, London, November 2007
Aberfeldy Gallery, Perthshire, April 2008
regular exhibitor - Visual Arts Scotland, Art Exposure (Glasgow), Stenton Gallery (Midlothian), Glasgow Art Fair, Ainscough Contemporary Art (London), Chelsea Arts Fair, Eton Contemporary Fine Art, Paisley Art Institute, Jerdan Gallery (Crail), MacMillan Cancer Relief Exhibition (Glasgow), Red Rag Gallery (Cotswolds), Lime Tree Gallery(Suffolk), Rowan Gallery (Helensburgh and Drymen), Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Ealin Gallery (Bridge of Allen), Mansfield Gallery (Glasgow)
Prizes and Corporate Collections
MacRoberts Mayfest Prize
Deloitte Touche, MacRoberts Solicitors, Conoco (uk) Ltd, Russell and Callander, Graham Technology, Trades House of Glasgow, Kidstons of Glasgow