I see Abstract painting as a life-long process, involving as it does contemplation, reflection and production.

My chosen way of working inevitably leads to a certain complexity of content that reveals itself with time and familiarity. The paintings do not simply record what is seen, but also what might be perceived by the inner eye. With the interplay of colour and form they represent sensations and tensions that are not immediately visible.

The forms and shapes within these works are metaphors signifying a passage. I have sought to create images, which are portals by which to enter in and find those inner spaces within each one of us.


Born Dar-es-Salaam 1952

BA Hons in Fine Art, (Contemporary Practice) Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University

Mary Romer, in her studio

Past Exhibitions

(exhibition titles in italics)

Modern and Contemporary British Art Aleburgh Art Fair

Celebrating art and artists of East Anglia


Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2022

The Orangery, Holland Park, London Friends of Holland Park


Continuous exhibition of paintings at Anthropologie Cambridge

Exhibition Encounters: The Muse Gallery, Notting Hill, London
With Claudia Boese, Jane Frederick, Gosia Lapsa-Malawska

Project 21: Boxford

The Fry Art Gallery: Saffron Walden

Art For Youth: The Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London



Art for Youth Online Exhibition
November 19th- December 13

Frivoli Gallery, Chiswick, London: Mixed Exhibition October 11th (indefinate due to COVID-19)

Art in the Garden Group Exhibition, with Jane Frederick, Lisa Ghiggini, Ruth Philo. Gillingshill, Clavering, Essex July 11th - 12th. Information on this exhibition can be found HERE

The Orangery, Holland Park, London



Blue Ocean Series, selected by Free Painters & Sculptors
for The London Ultra, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London

Elemental Journeys, solo show at The Lexi Cinema, Kensal Green, London

The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth

Frivoli Gallery, Chiswick, London: Distillations

'Painting as Terrain' at The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, London NW1
(supported by Contemporary British Painters)

The Orangery, Holland Park, London


The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth
The Orangery, Holland Park: Friends of Holland Park exhibition
The Octagon Gallery, Colchester: "Painting as Terrain", six women artists


The Sentinel Gallery: Summer Show
Paint Spaces Studio: Memory Cloud (Solo show)
The Orangery, Holland Park: Friends of Holland Park exhibition
Cobbold & Judd, Fine Art: Winter show
The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth (30th Anniversary Year)

Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London. Summer Arts Prize exhibition
The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth
Paint Spaces Gallery: Cultural Rhythms
Chelsea Art Society Annual Open Art Exhibition
The Orangery, Holland Park: Friends of Holland Park exhibition

The Mall Galleries: Art of Youth
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Summer Light
The Orangery, Holland Park: Friends of Holland Park exhibition

Cambridge Artworks: Selected for Open Exhibition
Blue Owl Gallery, Grantham: Make your mark
Kelvedon Hall: Art Festival
The Slade, London: Summer students' exhibition
Holland Park Tennis Club: Solo exhibition
45th Eastern Open, King's Lynn: Selected works
Chelsea Art Society: Annual Open Exhibition
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Objects of Light
Cambridge Artworks: Open Exhibition
The Orangery, Holland Park
One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden: Winter Open
Mellow Yellow, Hertfordshire
Saffron Walden Open Studios
The Orangery, Holland Park: Highly commended (at Friends' show)
i2art Gallery, Saffron Walden: Construct & De-Construct (joint show)
Saffron Walden Open Studios
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Valentine's Group Show
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Mist & Vapour (joint show)
Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton
The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth
Dulwich Art Fair
Portsmouth Art Fair
Eastern Open, King's Lynn: Prize winner
The Mall Galleries, Art for Youth
Cambridge Open Studios
Chateau de Clercy, Limoux, France: Summer exhibition
The Mall Galleries, Art for Youth
Michael House Centre, Cambridge
Eastern Open, King's Lynn
Cambridge Regional College: Degree Show
Trinity Hall Cambridge: "Towards the Light" (Solo Exhibition)
Wysing Arts Centre
Cambridge Open Studios
The Global Cafe, London
Cambridge Open Studios
The Mall Galleries