Mary Burtenshaw was born in London in 1972. She studied Fine Art at the Norwich School of Art and Design graduating with a Fine Art B.A (Hons) in 1994.
She now lives near London.
She paints dramatic impressionist and abstract landscapes which are inspired by her love of the countryside and the many and varied places she has visited, creating the atmosphere and feeling of a place with the use of texture and light.
Her soft pastel landscapes are on watercolour paper and the acrylics on paper and canvas which both give an intensity of colour and a strong texture but also the soft contours that suit the space and changing mood of her subject matter. She continues to always explore the use of her medium.
Her recent, current and forthcoming exhibitions are in Suffolk, the Cotswolds, Hampshire and the Home Counties.