Original Oil on Board
Born in Bristol, Mary Shaw started painting at a very early age, entirely self-taught she received her first commission at just thirteen years of age.
As an adult Mary spent several years living in Zimbabwe and Cape Town, where she began to establish herself as a professional artist and where her love of wildlife grew.
On returning to the UK she was struck by the beauty and variety of the English countryside and became fascinated by the rare and endangered species to be found amongst England's hedgerows. Whilst developing her landscape and flower painting she started to depict them into her work.