Mary Pace ‘Hanging Out’ Exhibition

Mary Pace ‘ Hanging Out ‘ Exhibition Opening on 31st March 2018

Exhibition finishes- 7th April 2018 At the Sheffer Gallery, Lander Street Darlington NSW

Here are some fanciful images of the Opening. It was a really lovely Opening with good wine and art chat! Lots of it, and its really great to meet such talented artists around the art traps! Mary is fun and lively, smart and keen eyed! Many wonderful life stories to tell. ūüôā Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Pastel on Canvas.

‘Valerie’ is the title for this drawing on canvas. The definition of the name Valerie, is actually an Old English name derived from the Roman male version of the name with the same meaning: Valiant and courageous.
The¬† narrative is explained further in What’s on? What’s New? Blog It On!¬† section.

Nepean Art Society Exhibition 24-26 March 2018

Some galleries are really fine, and the area is so large that one can peruse the art works singularly and really absorb the image. Other galleries are makeshift, and the works are bunched up together like a shop store with racks of lollies and foodstuffs to grab on your way out.¬† This was one such exhibition, unfortunately. I was quite unimpressed really, though I could see that the volunteers were ardent in trying to make it the best possible exhibition space possible. With cramped space, and a very small room, they had recently¬† ¬†acquired ‘set up ‘walls’ to hang as many works for sale on .


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This is the 6th pastel drawing work in the series for ‘Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’ which will be part of a series of 12 drawings of heroic women. Manumission is about a story of a woman who was being violated by her previous husband and was rescued from a pathetic fate by the man she is married to today. The intricacies to the story go much deeper, as this beautiful woman also suffers from MS. She works full time and takes a lot of life in her stride. She is grateful that every day is away from her former dreadful past. Having MS is a hard slog, and to know her is to but admire her.

Amour- Propre




Pastel on canvas.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† No.5¬† in the¬† ‘Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’¬† Series

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Pastel on canvas.                                                                 12th March 2018

Anastasis means ‘to rise up’, ‘to rise up again’, ‘to be reborn again’, ‘resurrection’, to be ‘resurrected from a debilitating illness’.

To watch helplessly while your little girl’s life is in the balance , can be any parent’s nightmare.
To have faith in something that is believed that cannot be seen, to be there when all else can fail, and to be finally rescued through what seems like a personal nightmare, is now seen as a past memory that makes one shudder at the recall of a memory so  vivid to already be a few years later.

Jewel Of Denial




Pastel on canvas.

This work titled ‘Jewel Of Denial’ is a play on words as any movie goer would know. However, this particular ‘jewel’ does justify her as one true heroine. There are not always problems in trusting family members with your own collateral. This heroine lost almost everything, and came out of a very hard situation a much wiser person for it. See the blog for more information.

This is the third completed work being part of a year long’s series of works,¬† will be exhibited in the ‘Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’ exhibition at the end of 2018, along with many more “Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’¬† upcoming project work. (as at 1 March 2018)



Abaddon’s Locusts






Pastel on canvas.                                   22 February, 2018



This is the 2nd drawing in a Women’s Series that I am currently doing for 2018.

The series is titled ‘Matriarchal Heroines’, typifying the heroines of the everyday world

in which we live in. The exhibition at the end of this year is to bring awareness of an

egoistic culture focused on selfies and materialism. This series is to bring to mind that we are all human no matter

what car you own or new plastics you have bought.

‘Abaddon’s Locusts’ is about a heroine who braved her own fears and came out victorious from

bullying, deceit, treachery and cruelty that lasted for a span of about 2 years.