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Mary Vanderplank

Visual artist

Mary Vanderplank is a Somerset based artist whose main body of work is in oils.

She has been a member of Somerset Art Works since 2008 and has had regular exhibitions during SAW Open Studios, at Shakspeare Gallery and Glass, Mulcheney Abbey, Ilminster Meeting House and the Greenwood Gallery in Cheltenham.

A continuing source of inspiration has to be the notorious floods on the Somerset Levels but her work covers images from all over the West Country and beyond. Her compositions are hugely influenced by reflections on water and wet sands dramatised by stormy skies. Favourite haunts include the beaches of Saunton and Putsborough in North Devon, the Dorset coast, the creeks around the Carrick Roads in Cornwall, Bryher and St Martins on the Scilly Isles and the Newlands Valley in the Lake District.