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Abstract Paintings, Etchings and Monoprints by Mary Crockett


A geometric abstract painting featuring deep blue tonesLonging, oil on canvas

Featured artist Mary Crockett creates abstract paintings, monoprints and etchings that have a patterned, geometric edge to them. Mary earned her BA from the Winchester School of Art. She is currently based out of her studio in Penzance.  


A monoprint image with several diamond shapes and overlapping coloursElmina, monoprint

I really like the deep, electric blue tone that appears as a common motif in the paintings and prints in Mary’s portfolio. Many of her works use different shades of the same blue, overlaid to create depth and texture. This interesting use of color creates a two-toned effect that sometimes looks like a shadow is being cast over the painting. The artist’s most recent works use a slightly more subdued palette, focusing more on gold and earthy tones for geometric shapes that make up the centerpiece of each work.

 

The gallery of etchings on Mary Crockett's art websiteMary's portfolio of etchings

Mary’s work with repeating patterns is also quite lovely. I’m particularly fond of her Circle Grid etchings, each of which has the same basic composition – a grid of blue circles – but is a slight variation on the theme, making for a cohesive series, each of which functions beautifully as a stand-alone piece. 

 

An etching made with a grid of circles in deep blue coloursCircle Grid #4, etching


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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