Mary Newcomb: Drawing from Observation

Town and Country


The artistry of a pastoral painter's daily life.


For decades, the artist Mary Newcomb drew on the landscape, livestock and wildlife of her small farm in East Anglia for inspiration. In 1986, encouraged by her art dealer Andras Kalman, she began to keep a diary. It captures the details of a life lived to the fullest, revealing Newcomb's keen eye for detail - her concise, considered entries capture incidental, fleeting moments with the same vivacity as her brushstrokes. Her prose has been placed alongside her sketches ina new book and an accompanying exhibition, offering an evocative insight into the painter's world.

September 1, 2018