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Whimsical Meanderings

Mary Lowe

15 January 2021 to March 30 2021

Artist Bio & Statement

Mary Lowe’s painting focuses on the visual qualities of watercolour pigment, dropping water and salt application. As she experiments, she discovers images hidden within the painting.

The Concept of Mary’s paintings is to play with the visual qualities of watercolour pigment, dropped in water, with salt applied in areas. She works to discover images hidden within the painting and develop them. Whimsical Meanderings are 14  paintings on a full watercolour sheet, which can be displayed in total or in part. Each painting is 36 x 27 inches, framed and ready to hang. 

Mary has discovered a new passion in painting. One that frees her from replication and opens up an intuitive freedom, where the paint takes her for a ride.

It is never ending fun looking for images found in the movement of watercolour pigment and salt on damp paper. The paint makes suggestions and she develops the images or decorative lines it suggests.

Playing with landscape, space and forms creates a whimsical tapestry, a kind of Where’s Waldo in watercolour.

Mary’s paintings are not grasped in an instant. They need a meandering eye to discover the partially hidden images. She looks at her paintings and rediscovers images all over again. It is lots of fun!


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Anne Davison wrote on March 18, 2021 at 8:07 am:
Hi Mary, I have some favourites among a set of fantastic works. Glow is probably at the top, Flamboyant, Fish (cat) and Howl top my list. A visual feast!
Flora Cantlon wrote on March 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm:
Saw your pieces at the KTMAC Heritage House today; Afterword: A Book Project. I was drawn to them immediately, first because I love horses, but your 'surprises' kept me searching for a long time. Looked you up and these pieces! You are very talented and the stories within the stories...and then I see more. I am definitely a new fan.
Darlene Long wrote on February 23, 2021 at 6:59 pm:
Love your work Mary such fun to look at.
Anne Fallis wrote on February 13, 2021 at 5:12 pm:
looks fantastic Mary! love the cats
Zoe Priest wrote on February 11, 2021 at 2:43 pm:
Mary your art never ceases to amaze and inspire me.
Jan Jenkins wrote on February 11, 2021 at 12:57 pm:
wow Mary, I love the stories and depth of imagery in your work, so delicate! Beautiful work!!
Holly Dauvin wrote on February 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm:
your work is amazing. Love it!
Holly Dauvin wrote on February 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm:
your work is amazing. Love it!
Judy Perkins wrote on February 8, 2021 at 1:21 pm:
Beautiful work Mary.. Very inspiring.
Elaine (Gies) Kestirke wrote on February 8, 2021 at 6:14 am:
Congratulations, Mary! These are stunning!
Nicole Wilson wrote on February 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm:
Beautiful Work Mary!
Shawna Ketcheson wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:57 pm:
Such beautiful paintings!
Elizabeth Hargrave wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm:
Mary I love seeing your work. Your so very talented and your kind beautiful heart is shown in each piece you create. Elizabeth Hargrave
Mya Carter-Lowe wrote on February 7, 2021 at 9:05 pm:
Beautiful mom! So fun to find all your hidden gems.
Brenda Mae Eisler wrote on February 7, 2021 at 1:20 pm:
Beautiful original art work Mary. One of a kind.
Jacqui Beckett wrote on February 7, 2021 at 12:53 pm:
Mary, this is such a fabulous group of paintings! Your style is incomparable to anything I've seen. When I look carefully through your paintings I not only see hidden pictures, but perhaps the animal's memories literally ingrained or infused on itself. So rather than just seeing a beautiful horse or cat, your paintings make me think about the life of each animal and its story. Their lives flow freely like your painting strokes!
Wilma sotas wrote on January 27, 2021 at 6:52 pm:
Would like a price on Filly Flight
Wilma Sotas wrote on January 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm:
Filly Flight is so unusual. Is it for sale and what is the price?
Karen Juce wrote on January 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm:
Thank you Mary for celebrating the natural world
Audry Blais wrote on January 19, 2021 at 8:56 pm:
Love the psychedelic artistic work!