MARY GRANT STUDIED FINE ART AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY (1991-1994) AND HAS SINCE BECOME AN ACCOMPLISHED PAINTER MASTERING HER TECHNIQUE WITH OILS.
In 1992, Mary was shortlisted for the NatWest 90s Prize for Art and went onto win the Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship to New York in 1993. Since then she has taken on several 'Artist in Residence' projects and held both group and solo exhibitions in the UK and in Ireland.

Mary captures the fleeting glimpses of everyday scenes, and reveals the potential beauty often of something incidental to the landscape. In her larger works she attempts to conjure up a frenzy of atmosphere and light, sometimes exploring the silent magic and promise of the environment at dawn or dusk. Each piece is about seduction. She enters into a dialogue with her surroundings, 
painting her response to the feel of what she experiences around her.
 


During Mary's residency at Great, Fosters, Egham, Surrey, she spent time in the old Tudor building, absorbing the atmospheric grounds. She literally felt herself falling in love with the place! The blossom was in full swing, and the colours depicted in some of her garden paintings mirror the season beautifully. Some of the interior paintings capture the spirit of the old masters and the mood of this very special place.

Mary's work has been purchased for public collections such as the Glen Dimplex Group, Kensington and Chelsea Museum and Galleries Her paintings are also to be found in the private collections of Ardal O'Hanlon, Paul McGann, Sir Peter Kenyon, Gary Kemp, Mick Hucknall, Miranda Richardson and Lord  Baden-Powell, together with clients throughout Europe, South Africa, Singapore and the USA.