Marine artist

Mary Allen

AboutAboutAbout
Mary's spontaneous and bold work embodies a very personal take on her beloved Cornwall and all things related to the sea and coastline, and through her marriage in 2012 to a Scotsman, Doug Graham, her work now includes Scottish scenes including the Western Isles.

She lives with her husband at The Owls House, St. Hilary Churchtown , not far from the historical town of Marazion but will be moving permanently to Perthshire and Craigentor House, Crieff from January 10th 2022. Mary is a member of Perth Art Society. 

The palette knife is her preferred tool and oil her favourite medium although she does occasionally produce mixed media work. Atmospheric scenes of storms and heavy seas are a well recognised feature of Mary's work along with working boats, Cornish luggers and yachts.

Landscapes also have a role to play as do equine studies. Mary has enjoyed some considerable success over the years and now exhibits work at 
 Barnes Fine Art, Barnes, London and Henley Fine Art London.
Mary will be working from her studio at Craigentor House , updates will be posted regularly.


  • The Owls House Studio
  • St. Hilary Churchtown Penzance Cornwall TR20 9DQ

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MAKING WAVES

A new exhibition marking Mary Allen's return to The St. Ives Arts Club, ' MAKING WAVES' will encompass Mary's love of all things relating to the sea and also amazing weather systems which, by living in the far south west, she is able to witness first hand. Mary uses mainly oil and her preferred tool is the palette knife, enabling the desired result of texture and energy.


  • Date: 29/08/2020 10:30 AM - 04/09/2020 05:00 PM
  • Location: St. Ives Arts Club (Map)
  • More Info: DUE TO COVID-19 THE MAKING WAVES EXHIBITION BY MARY ALLEN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
TRURO ART EXHIBITION 06 Dec 2019Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, TR1 1TH
WAVELENGTH 24 Aug 2019The Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives
The Old Lifeboat House Gallery 20 Jul 2019Lifeboat House Gallery
Open Studios 2019 25 May 2019The Owls House St. Hilary Churchtown, Penzance Cornwall TR20 9DQ
" VARIATIONS ON A THEME " 25 Aug 2018THE SALTHOUSE GALLERY