Mary Brownless
Water-Colour Artist


Mary Brownless (1926-2020)
(née King) painted in water-colour for over 70 years. She studied privately with Gladys Best, R.W.A., in Topsham, Devon, England and then at the Walsall College of Arts and Design. She painted land- and seascapes in the traditional English style using a limited palette of 4 to 5 colours for each scene, thus setting the tone and atmosphere. She belonged to many art societies in the UK and, after coming to Nova Scotia in 1970, she was a member of the Annapolis Royal Arts Council, the Chester Heritage Society and Gallery and the Lunenburg Heritage Society, which started the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society.
In the Annapolis Valley, she taught evening classes and gave informal classes in water-colour painting in Lunenburg. Her work has been exhibited in various parts of Nova Scotia.

Solo Exhibitions of Mary Brownless

Reflections on Nova Scotia, England and India
A virtual exhibition of the 48 Paintings by Mary Brownless exhibited in the Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, July 26 - August 28, 2005

Lunenburg Art Gallery (1991)
Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay
Black Duck Gallery, Lunenburg
Open House Gallery, Annapolis Royal
“A” Gallery, Truro
Dalhousie Faculty Club, Halifax
Chester Heritage Society Gallery
Herring Gull Gallery, Chester

Paintings and Prints for Sale

B/W drawing of an early 16th century sailing ship
(from an early painting)

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