Professional French artist, Mary Chaplin was born in Picardy, and now lives and works in Cany-Barville, Normandy. From a figurative beginning, an art form to which she remains faithful, Mary Chaplin has become a multidisciplinary artist who expresses herself in different fields all having a connection with light; the essence of her work.
She came to abstraction 17 years ago when she witnessed the "sacred light" in a chapel she was visiting; she was deeply touched and inspired by the beauty of the reflections coming through the stained glass windows, this abstract work she calls her "reflections", or in French, "meditations".
After this synchronistic experience, Mary's desire to transmit the ephemeral character of light was reinforced. Accordingly, her work on Nature was also transformed. The artist started a series called ‘Etats d’Ame Nature’ through which she expresses her deep love for the universe of the garden. The expression of colour and movement. Light is predominant for her to express the wind, the sun, the scents and essential life of the garden. Figurative representation is no longer essential for Mary Chaplin. Nevertheless, what is fundamental for her is that the work be a sensory immersion gateway, allowing the viewer to become spiritually in communication. May he feel the positive energy of an in-temporal summer garden bathed in light and be part of this timeless beauty. The garden is the artist's favorite place to live mindfulness meditation experiences. Experience that extends into the act of creating and that it transmits in the created work.
Mary Chaplin's work is represented by galleries throughout different countries, including France, Belgium, the USA and England.
2021- Retrospective, Museum of St Riquier organized by the Department of Somme France
2019 – Artfair AAF New York City with Signet Art Contemporary Chelsea London UK
2018 - Affordable Art Fair London Battersea with Wychwood Art Gallery UK
2017-20 - Huis Huis Gallery Ghent Belgium
2016- Exhibition Gallery Saphira & Ventura NY & Artitude, Paris
2011 - Gallery Manna Kunsthuis Bruges, Belgium
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist