MARY BARNES

telephone    01908 568370

marybarnes62@yahoo.com

Westbury Farm Studios

Foxcovert Road

Shenley Wood

Milton Keynes

MK5 6AA

CONTACT

I work primarily in oil and charcoal. My work is concerned with conveying my perception of the world, using starting points as diverse as still lives, interiors and particular paintings. For example, some of the images on view came about as a result of working for many months from Velázquez’s painting ‘Las Meniñas’.

I believe that art is not to do with copying or making a reproduction of what is ‘out there’, but is a means of conveying states of mind, memories and emotions, evoked by what is perceived. In this way, my work is hopefully a marriage of perception and imagination.

I trained at the West of England College of Art and the Royal College, and now work part-time as an art therapist with young people in a mental health setting.