Let me introduce myself, I am Mary Derrick an intuitive artist. The materials I use are primarily oils on canvas. I apply my previous passion and experience in Fashion to my art. It is my absolute love of colour, texture, composition, movement and line that drives my art as I incorporate these into my work. I paint primarily from inside my head, but will sometimes use inspirational photos, paintings or feelings as a start off point. When I start a painting I really have no pre-conceived idea of what it will look like until I am finished with it, so for me each painting is a wonderful journey of discovery. Ultimately I look to create work that is just the starting point for the viewer’s imagination.
I have only begun showing my work recently though I have been painting for a number of years. My work can be found: