Visitors were welcomed to see the latest collection of Mary’s joyful work, arranged in the home of her sister and brother-in-law.

The 84 new works were painted in all seasons, from the heat of last summer to rare wintry mornings when frost sparkled on the valley’s fields and woods. Expanses across the tidal river, from the summit of Kit Hill, over sea on the north coast, and towards Sharp Tor above the Lynher, contrasted with shorter vistas in narrow lanes, ferny glades and orchards, full of blossom or underlain with shoals of apples and baskets of cherries. There were still-lifes of gathered narcissi catching early spring light on her kitchen window-sill and, from further away, paintings of southern France and heathery mountains in North Wales.

More than two thirds of the paintings on show were sold, and Mary’s regular and recent fans appreciated the atmospheric paintings and her skill in capturing the brilliance, colour and special character of her beloved Tamar Valley.

Copyright Mary Martin 2019

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Hot summer, Lundy Bay (18 x 22 inches)

Pheasant-eye narcissi and glass in morning sun (13 x 15 inches)

Bluebells and Sharp Tor (18 x 22 inches)

Apple orchard in May (18 x 22 inches)

Radland valley with snow and ice (14 x 18 inches)