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“In my painting I like to explore the transformational quality of light and its ability to elevate the mundane to the extraordinary. I am drawn to contrasts of sun and shadow and the play of light on shapes and surfaces. I am fascinated by faces and people, their interaction with others and the environment, and how personality and character are revealed through a pose and body language. My aim is to capture and interpret the essence of a subject through an interplay of pattern, light, colour and shape.”
Raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mary Scobie received a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Mount Allison University - Class of 1984. When not painting, she is a freelance graphic designer for music and arts organizations in Victoria, British Columbia where she currently resides.
She has exhibited her paintings in solo and group shows in New Brunswick and British Columbia. Her works can be found in private collections in Canada, Scotland and the United States.