Cornish Artist

Mary Allen


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 and St. Michael's Mount, where she works in her beautiful garden studio which is open to the public when she is not away on her travels.

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 The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall and Webb's Fine Art Gallery, London. 
With her own open studio and private exhibitions in St. Ives she is kept busy.


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



A new Exhibition for 2019 featuring a selection of Mary"s seascapes, working boats, sailing boats and much much more. Atmospheric impressions in oils and mixed media. The gallery will be open every day with Mary on hand for enquiries and information on her work. Free entry.

  • Date: 24/08/2019 11:00 AM - 06/09/2019 05:00 PM
  • Location: The Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives (Map)
  • More Info: Norway Sq,St. Ives Cornwall TR26 !NB

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Past Events

Title Date Location
The Old Lifeboat House Gallery 20 Jul 2019 Lifeboat House Gallery
Open Studios 2019 25 May 2019 The Owls House St. Hilary Churchtown, Penzance Cornwall TR20 9DQ