'Memory, snippets of conversation and shared experiences filter into my work. The titles of my paintings are important, often hinting at human interaction.’
‘My paintings are rooted in landscape, but as I paint they take on a life of their own. Veering 
between abstraction and figuration, the initial intuitive marks I make and the drips of paint provide a framework from which the painting can emerge. The paint itself becomes subject matter. ' 
Mary West is a painter based in London, who graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2002. In the subsequent years she has worked in collaboration with another artist creating large scale murals in private homes, corporate and hospitality spaces and as public art commissions. Their book, ‘Making Murals’ will be published later this year. However, her first love has always been oil painting, enjoying the intimacy and immediacy of the studio and working on canvas. Her work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Denmark, Hong Kong and Australia. Her most recent exhibitions include ‘Works on Paper 4’ at Blue Shop Cottage and ‘A Room of Her Own’ at Irving Contemporary.