Mary Davis Smith Art

My early years were spent in County Durham where I grew up in a close-knit coal mining community. The rugged countryside and proximity to the sea gave me a deep love of nature in all its glory.

As a child I lived in a tiny, tied farm cottage without electricity or basic amenities and was left to wander alone with my imagination. I loved creating things from anything I could find. The heavy clay soil I dug up with my hands and made small figures of animals which I dried in the fireside oven.

I left Durham in 1972 to live and work in Germany where I met my husband Richard.

Moving to the local area in 1988 we brought up our 3 children who attended Minchinhampton  school. I started painting and completed an arts course at Stroud College in 2014.

Now that I’m retired I have more time for art, creating things that inspire and give me pleasure.

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Bagpath towards Bownham, mixed media, framed. £300
Towards Culver Hill, 36cm x 28cm, beeswax & oil pastel. £150
Sun and Ice Bownham, abstract acrylic on canvas, 51cm x 40cm. £95
Western Isles, Isles of Scilly, watercolour, 50cm x 40cm. £150
Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, 68cm x 57cm, collage mixed media. £250

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