I am Mary Price, a Bristol born painter specialising in bold expressionist paintings. I Iove to fling paint around with wild abandon in my garden shed studio.
I am a Fauvist, an expressionist and an intuitive painter making paintings inspired by travel, the natural world, memory and emotion.
My paintings can be described as imaginary, impulsive, multi layered, translucent and free but within the chaos I have a deep understanding of how colour works.
My attitude to work is quite simply that I believe painting to be a mysterious alchemy where freedom of expression and playful use of colour and mark-making can produce extraordinary imagery.
Every time I stand in front of a canvas I have no real plan. My work unfolds in response to the way the paint moves and the marks build up. Sometimes images reveal gradually based on the thoughts that preoccupy in the moment and sometimes my work is completely abstract.
I believe that a painting can become whatever you want it to become. You are not always in control but that’s the magical bit. Images suddenly emerge, colour combinations start to sing and past experiences are subconsciously revealed.
I have always painted from memory in a kind of free form flow that allows experience soak up followed by transfer.
I work in acrylics and mixed media on canvas and paper.
I paint because I enjoy it – it’s as simple as that!