Mary Marsland has always been a keen painter and recently won a competition run by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her artwork was exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery and was inspired by works by LS Lowry, Liam Spencer & the French artist Valette.
Mary specialises in street scenes depicting current society, particularly people from different cultural backgrounds. She loves to observe everyday people in her home town of Burnley, Lancashire and sketches what she sees in the same way as Lowry.
Mary, who is a part-time teacher as well as an artist, has passed on her love of art to her daughters, Anna and Elizabeth. “It really means a lot to me to share my art with other people” she says. Mary is keen to use art to help with learning and is currently supporting the Leonardo da Vinci European project called ISIS whose aim is to help improve the skills of teachers when teaching students from different cultural backgrounds.
Learning through Art - click here to view Teacher guidance on multicultural painting