Submitted by Michael Piggott
In June, the Friends of Wiarton Library are pleased to welcome Mary Ambrose who is exhibiting her attractive skyscapes, landscapes and more abstract paintings on our walls.
Mary is a visual artist who lives in Tobermory most of the year, where she works in her studio by the lake. Her art practice includes abstract studies and landscape painting in acrylic, oil and encaustic as well as sculpture and fibre arts.
Although elements of her art (mostly sculpture) involve social comment, she is drawn to the raw, windswept beauty of the Bruce Peninsula, its crystal clear water, ancient cedars and diversity of environments. She often represents this in her paintings and fibre work.
For this show Mary has worked mostly in oils for her sky paintings as it gives the fluidity that is suitable for painting clouds and skyscapes. Other works include landscapes done with alternative mark making (no brush work) as well as abstracted pieces in cold wax and oil.
Mary received training from the Toronto School of Art and the Haliburton School of Art and Design as well as private tutoring. You can see more of her work in August at the Bruce Peninsula Art Show in Lion’s Head on 2nd through the 5th, the Studio Tour – in Stokes Bay Community Centre – on the 24th to the 25th, and August through to October in the Bruce Peninsula Co-op Gallery in Ferndale. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.