Mary Downe


Painting, Artcraft ... 34 Followers Member since 2003

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Silk scarf dyed with Clerodendrum natural dye. 


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Solo Exhibitions

West of Main Art Walk/Artists in our Midst, Vancouver, 2014-2019, 2009, 2000-2007
Artemis Gallery, North Vancouver, BC, 2012
The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC, 2010
Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, 2009
Burnaby Art Gallery, Get the Picture Feature Artist, Burnaby, 2007
The Gallery@Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC, 2005
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, 2003
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C., 2002
Maison V, Vancouver, 1997
Centre Culturel Franco-Japonais, Paris, France, 1996
Musee Adzak, Paris, France, 1996
L’Hotel des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1994
Art Mod, Tourettes-sur-Loup, France, 1994
Laurentian University Museum, Sudbury, 1993
Perel Gallery, Vancouver, 1989

Two Person Exhibitions

Visual Space, Vancouver, 2019


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Expos Collective (Listing)

Circle Craft, Vancouver, 2017
Artemis Gallery, North Vancouver, 2015
Seymour Art Gallery, Capilano University Textile Arts Graduation Exhibition, North Vancouver, 2012
Artemis Gallery, North Vancouver, 2011
Propeller Gallery, "They're All Hybrids". Toronto, 2011
Galerie L'Art de Rien, Paris, 2009
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Alumni Show, Vancouver, 1998
Ferry Building Gallery, Vancouver, 1998
Crown Gallery, Vancouver, 1996
Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris, 1996
Canadian Embassy, Paris, 1992-1996
Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver, 1994
Salon de Montrouge, Paris, 1994
Musee Adzak, Paris, 1993
Art Contemporain du Canada, Paris, 1992
Artropolis, Vancouver, 1990
Presentation House, Vancouver, 1988, 1987


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Education

Mary studied painting at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and she has an Advanced Certificate in Textile Arts from Capilano University. She has studied Indigo dyeing and Shibori techniques in Japan.
She lives and works in Vancouver where she is inspired by her garden and the incredible beauty of the west coast of Canada.


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Artist's statement

My paintings are an attempt to embody a quiet celebration of nature and its powers to renew and bestow peace. Colour, whether bright and joyful or subdued and peaceful, is the most important element in my work. I am interested in exploring the complexities and interplay of colours, patterns and textures. I am fascinated at watching the light in my garden change during the course of each day and throughout the seasons.

I have exhibited and am collected both nationally and internationally.


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West of Main Art Walk Open Studio Tours on the West Side of Vancouver June 2nd and 3rd 2018

artistsinourmidst.com where you can find a map and list of artists exhibiting
Weekend of open studios in Vancouver
June 2nd and 3rd, 2018

Many artists west of Main street will be opening their studios for the weekend.


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Expos Solo (Listing)

Artists in our Midst, Vancouver, 2014-2017, 2009, 2000-2007
Artemis Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2012
The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island, B.C., Canada, 2010
Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, 2009
Burnaby Art Gallery, Get the Picture Feature Artist, Burnaby, B.C., 2007
The Gallery@Artisan Square, Bowen Island, B.C., Canada, 2005
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, 2003
Torrefazione, Vancouver, 2003, 2002
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C., Canada, 2002
Maison V, Vancouver, 1997
Centre Culturel Franco-Japonais, Paris, 1996
Musee Adzak, Paris, 1996
L'Hotel des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1994
Art Mod, Tourettes-sur-Loup, France, 1994
Laurentian University Museum, Sudbury, 1993
Perel Gallery, Vancouver, 1989

Recent activity


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Linen Scarf dyed with Weld and Indigo Natural dyes
(Textile Art, 23x74 in)


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Pink Merino Wool Scarf
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Homage to Hollyhocks
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Hellebore Dreams
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Tulips in a Blue Vase
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Alstoemeria III
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Landscape Memories
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Silk dyed with Clerodendrum natural dye
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Wool Merino dyes with Cochineal and Logwood
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Merino Wool dyed with Weld, Osage and Iron natural dyes
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Wool Merino dyed with Madder natural dye
(Textile Art, 72x24 in)


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Silk dyed with Cochineal Natural Dye
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Sky
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Winter Landscape
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Merino Wool dyed with Madder, Lac, Cochineal and Weld
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Mary Downe Portrait Mary Downe has uploaded a new piece of art

Merino Wool dyed with Madder Natural Dye
(Textile Art, 72x24 in)


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Linen Weld Madder Brazilwood
(Textile Art, 66x23 in)


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Linen Indigo Natural Dye
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Linen Logwood Natural Dye
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Hydrangea Aspera
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Marcelo Camargo Portrait Marcelo Camargo has posted a new comment
Painting titled "My Window" by Mary Downe, Original Art,
My Window - Painting ©2014 by Mary Downe - Mary Downe, IPad Drawing

Beautiful work Mary!


David Huet Portrait David Huet has posted a new comment
Painting titled "Agneta's Garden" by Mary Downe, Original Art,
Agneta's Garden - Painting ©2014 by Mary Downe - Mary Downe, IPad Drawing

Congratulations for your work.


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Dreamer Hi Man Portrait Dreamer Hi Man has posted a new comment

Mary! I am admired by your work! At you wonderful feeling of color and the creative approach to art. Admires your sense of humour! Thanks for pleasure of dialogue with your works!


Maria Portrait Maria has posted a new comment

Just stumbled onto your site. I love your sculptures, they're so original and beautiful. Congratulations


Anonymous Portrait Anonymous has posted a new comment

Like your landscapes, particularly Umbria 1. I look forward to seeing more of your paintings on line.


Ivy Chan Portrait Ivy Chan has posted a new comment

Your lovely personality does reflect on your art work as well!!


Joel Brown Portrait Joel Brown has posted a new comment

Lovely work. Viewed P. 1, will be back for the others. Esp. enjoyed "Christina's Dress", "Leaves"


Samiran Sarkar Portrait Samiran Sarkar has posted a new comment

Excellent and colourfull paintings.Best wishes your future art career.


Karpiński Sebastian Portrait Karpiński Sebastian has posted a new comment

Fajna stronka. Moje szczere gratulacje.