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