Mary Macdonald

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It is difficult to describe in words what I want to achieve with painting.  My earliest introduction to abstract art was to take a line (or the pencil) for  walk around the paper.  Many tears later I learned that the quote was from Paul Klee.  Although the artists I have admired varied over the years, some, such as Joan Eardley, are constants, and I return again and again to her works.

Most recently I have been captivated by flower stems in water in glass, and the elusive reality mirrored there with refraction and reflections.  I like a delicate balance between the abstract and the representational, pushing the initial sketches more and more towards abstraction.  I like experimenting with the paint, following where it leads.