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'Emma Deux, Echo of a Moment'
Oil on Canvas
Mary Bessant
 

 

'Dancing Girl'
Acrylic, Alkyd & Impasto on Canvas
Mary Bessant
SOLD 
'Emma in the Moment'
Oil on Canvas
Mary Bessant
Intuitive Moment'
Acrylic on Canvas 122cm x 92cm
Mary Bessant
SOLD
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'Dendritic Tree and Me' (Self Portrait)
Mary Bessant
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
'The Art of Possibilty'
Mary Bessant
Watercolour
SOLD
'The Crass and The Forlorn'
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed
SOLD

Mary has been a practicing full time professional Artist for 27 years. She left New Zealand in 1983 and lived and worked in Australia and South East Asia for 17 years, until the year 2000 when she returned to live in New Zealand. She now resides in Redcliffs, Christchurch. She also owns and operates the LOOK Gallery in Redcliffs alongside her husband; Stephen Bessant.

Mary's maiden name is Nicolle. Her Grandfather was Jack Nicolle, a well known Commercial Artist and Illustrator in the U.K. who illustrated the Biggles books including; 'Biggles Flies South' along with a wide range of boy's magazines like the 'Eagle' comics for example. Her Great Uncle was Patrick Nicolle, also a well known English Illustrator and artist for many magazines such as the 'LOOK and LEARN' volumes. So art is definately in the blood for Mary, and very much a part of her family background.

Mary has painted an extensive amount of work for both Private and Public Corporations internationally. She has also exhibited her art in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand in both solo and group shows. Her paintings are in both private and corporate collections in: Australia, Holland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, U.S.A. and the U.K.

When Mary lived in Singapore, she painted a lot of artworks with her husband, Stephen, for high-end hotels, large corporate offices, and departmental stores such as Takashimaya and Ngee Ann City.

'Introspective' 122 xm x 92cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD
'The Locus of Metamorphosis' 102cm x 76cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD
'Tree Tapestry' 2.5m x 1.5m
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD

Mary has also had a television documentary made about her and her husband Stephen in Australia on Channel 9 TV; about their international mural artwork for the Takashimaya project they did in Singapore in 1993.

‘London Illustrated News’ also did an interview with Mary and Stephen for an article in the Orient Express Magazine about international mural artists.

Mary has been involved in a variety of art groups and has been one of the founders of an international art group called 'Culture, Colour, Connection' and also the WAI (Waikuku Arts Inc) art group in North Canterbury. She has also previously been an assessor and on the committee for Creative NZ's funding scheme called the 'Creative Communities Grants Scheme' for the Waimakariri District.

A painting of Waikuku Beach by Mary was used for the front cover of the tourist promotions brochure for the Waimakariri District, which is distributed both nationally and internationally.

Mary has a Diploma in Psychology and is interested in Art and Psychology and how perhaps emotions are affected by colour. - Also visual perception and the importance of creative growth and the positive and meditative qualities of painting and creating. Art is perceptual but it is also psychological. In the future Mary would like to incorporate art and psychology together into a model that she wants to develop for cognitive art sessions on a one-to-one basis with clients in her studio.

 

'Ethereal'
76cm × 102cm
Acrylic on Canvas SOLD
'She's In Sight Baby'
76cm × 152cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD
'Metamorphosis One'
102cm × 76cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD

'Metamorphosis Two'
102cm × 76cm
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD
'Waikuku Reflections'
180cm × 120cm
Alkyd Oil on Canvas (Private Collection)
'Portrait of Stephen'
Alkyd Oil on Canvas (Private Collection)
'Waikuku Beach'
Acrylic on Canvas (Private Collection)
'Lovers' (Sun and Moon)
Acrylic on CanvasSOLD
'Toucan' 
Acrylic on CanvasSOLD
'The Messenger'
Acrylic on Canvas (Private Collection)
'Waikuku Beach # 2'
Acrylic on CanvasSOLD

 

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Stephen Bessant
Mary Bessant
Sheila Brown
Robin Eden
Colin Freeman
Eiko Kawaguchi
Andrew Lyons
Emma Kathleen Painter
Linda Pringle

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