Mary Newcomb, Drawing from Observation

20 September 2018 - 03 November 2018

On New Year's Day 1986, encouraged by Andras Kalman,artist Mary Newcomb, then aged 64, began to keep a diary. She wrote in its opening pages:

'I wanted … to remind ourselves that – in our haste – in this century – we may not give time to pause and look – and may pass on our way unheeding'.

This exhibition coincides with a beautiful new book, compiled by the artist's daughter and grandson with an introduction by William Packer.

It reveals Mary Newcomb as an acute observer of her surroundings, reproducing her copious sketches alongside more finished paintings and short diary extracts

to draw out the many themes which preoccupied her throughout her career as an artist.

 

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Bird on a Fatball’ work no longer available

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Flooding in of the Light’, 1984

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Magpie dog going over the bridge’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘British Saddlebacks’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘At Wix’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Le Lavandou Waiting’, 1980

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Last Bird Home’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Chapel First Light’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘At the Show’, 1995

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Car Ferry, Holland’, 1994

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Pauls Trashing Day’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Sheep Heads’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Girl Jumping for Sweet Chestnuts’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Study of Pheasants’, 1994

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Farm Machinery ’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Fisherman below the Bridge’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Common’, 1975

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Birds Blow By ’, 1972

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Pigeons’, 1972

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘The Bulging Sun’, 1980 work no longer available

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Sheep in a Hazel Thicket’, 1970

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Old Soldiers’, 1974

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Cows Affronted by Drainpipes’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Bees on Toadflax’, 1975

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Collared Doves lifted by Light’, 1998

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Landscape, Suffolk’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Hay Newly Cut, June 1998’

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Horse Sheltering from the Wind’, 1978

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Garden above the Sea, Le Lavandou’, 1990

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Country Chapel’, 1973

Mary NEWCOMB (1922 - 2008)

‘Cork Harbour’, 1968