Mary Thatcher IEA


My passion is working with the human form, either portraiture or figures in motion. “I want my paintings to convey the story of the person or persons portrayed. Capturing colour light and movement are essential aspects of my work”

Originally trained in magazine illustration where life drawing was a major part of the course.
Post graduate course in Art Therapy at the Hertfordshire school of Art and Design. Mary has worked with people with learning disabilities and in psychiatry. During this period Mary continued to paint and exhibit.

Rearing 3 children and working part-time with her husband in object conservation for museum display. Modelling figures for ship models, seas and cargos. Clients – Museum in Docklands (Museum of London) National maritime Museum and The Turner House.

Selected Exhibitions: The Ferens Open Exhibition, Hull, The Holt Art Prize, Norfolk 2015, 2016, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Portraiture Prize Exhibition 2017, The Connection Open, The Malting’s Handa Gallery, Norfolk 2018, Coastline, Greyfriars Art Space, Kings Lynn, Norfolk 2019, The IEA Open Exhibition for the past 6 years. The Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, Provisional Membership 2016, Associate Membership 2017, Preselected for ROI 2015 and the Pastel Society 2015, 2016, Since 2005 Mary has participated in the NNOS scheme. She also exhibits on regular basis at THE OLD WORKSHOP GALLERY Corpusty, Norfolk.