Mary Martin, Summer Exhibition

44. Daffodil field above the Tamar at Burraton
60. Cherry blossom in the mountains - squally weather
41. Bluebells above the Tamar at Halton
45. flowering Gladstones in Berry Orchard - early morning



Title: Summer Exhibition:

Tamar Valley, Cornwall’s Coast and Southern France

Location: St. Dominic Parish Hall, St. Dominic (near Cotehele), Callington, Cornwall

Description:Opens 2pm Saturday 28 May 2011

Then every day from Sunday 29 May to Sunday 5 June 2011 – 11am to 6pm

Free admission

For more details telephone 01579 350696 or visit

Icy and snowy landscapes painted in the last two remarkable winters contrast with paintings of burgeoning spring and summer.

Mary’s familiar bluebell woods, daffodil fields, apple orchards and cliff flowers above the translucent sea are interspersed with a collection painted over several years in the south of France.

In March there are glimpses of dormant vineyards and almond blossom. In April, while snow remains on the higher ground, the foam of plum and cherry orchards above bare earth marks the transition to spring in the valley of the Tarn below the stony Causses.

Later, yellow genet blooms beside mountain tracks in the Luberon and inside, away from the scorching heat, are interiors and still-lifes with fruit overlooking sun-bleached streets.