Late Summer Harvest
oil
$ 550.
Autumn Stroll
oil
$ 550.
Field of Gold
oil
$ 525.
       
   
       
    Dancing in Pink
oil
$ 300.
At the Market
oil
$ 300.
       
     

 


Pumpkin Patch
oil
$ 300.
Beacon
oil
$ 300.
       

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Mary Scobie

Statement: Art for a World Gone Mad - September 2016

"Painting for me is about interpreting reality from my particular viewpoint - a sane rather than a mad view of the world. I like to capture the essence of a subject and explore the interplay of pattern, light and shape, the contrast of sun and shadow, and the transforming quality of light. When a painting is going well, I am calm, lost in the moment, moving intuitively and not overthinking what I am doing. 

Being outdoors in nature whether walking, biking or gardening is always calming and invigorating. For the same reason I like to paint plein air. I feel connected to nature when it's just me and the easel, and I've left the hectic everyday life behind. When painting outdoors there are no distractions except from nature itself. I like the immediacy of having to make quick decisions, work loosely, be in the moment and catch the light before it changes."

Raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mary Scobie received her Diploma in Graphic Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Music Degree from Mount Allison University. She has also studied at the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and the Victoria College of Art.

In addition to her design work, especially in her work with professional and academic music and arts organizations, she is also a well known illustrator in British Columbia and continues to perform musically. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New Brunswick and more recently in Victoria, BC where she is currently residing. Her works can be found in private collections in Canada,Scotland and the United States.