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
Foundation in Fine Art, Cambridge Regional College
BA Hons. Degree in Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University

Mary Romer, in her studio
     
 

Past Exhibitions

(exhibition titles in italics)
 
     
 

2019


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

 
2018

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

 
2017

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)

 
2016
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
 
2015

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

 
2014
 
 
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
 
2013
Chelsea Art Society: Annual Open Exhibition
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Objects of Light
Cambridge Artworks: Open Exhibition
 
2012
The Orangery, Holland Park
One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden: Winter Open
 
2011
Mellow Yellow, Hertfordshire
Saffron Walden Open Studios
The Orangery, Holland Park: Highly commended (at Friends' show)
 
2010
i2art Gallery, Saffron Walden: Construct & De-Construct (joint show)
Saffron Walden Open Studios
 
2009
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Valentine's Group Show
 
2008
Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely: Mist & Vapour (joint show)
 
2007
Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton
The Mall Galleries: Art for Youth
 
2006
Dulwich Art Fair
Portsmouth Art Fair
Eastern Open, King's Lynn: Prize winner
The Mall Galleries, Art for Youth
 
2005
Cambridge Open Studios
Chateau de Clercy, Limoux, France: Summer exhibition
The Mall Galleries, Art for Youth
 
2004
Michael House Centre, Cambridge
Eastern Open, King's Lynn
Cambridge Regional College: Degree Show
 
2003
Trinity Hall Cambridge: "Towards the Light" (Solo Exhibition)
 
2002
Wysing Arts Centre
 
2001
Cambridge Open Studios
 
2000
The Global Cafe, London
Cambridge Open Studios
 
1997
The Mall Galleries