1955 - ?

Maryanne Nicholls

As Mary-Anne P. Groom, she was born at Aldershot, Hampshire in March 1955, daughter of John P. Groom and his wife Jane M. Miskelly, who married at Taunton, Somerset in 1951. She married at Kensington, London in 1983, Mark W. Nicholls and works under the name of Maryanne Nicholls. Maryanne graduated with a First Class honours degree from Suffolk College (University of East Anglia) in 1998 and went on to Norwich School of Art and Design to complete her Masters in Fine Art. She studied with Glen Sujo (born 1952) at the Prince Of Wales drawing School in London for several years, drawing students from the Laban School of Dance where the models are in constant motion and so the drawings have to be very immediate with no time to consider, rework or contrive. Her figure drawings express her interest in trying to capture movement, and whose main preoccupation for many years has been the creation of large sculptural pieces for gardens and parklands. The sculptures explore pre-classical and classical cultures often in the guise of vessels or the human figure, using pared down forms set within the landscape. Maryanne uses the figure drawings both to inform her sculpture but also as an independent practice. The flower drawings are a response to the landscape and plants in the garden of her home and studio at High Hall, Nettlestead, Suffolk. She has exhibited at Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh; Bury Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds; Piers Feetham Gallery, Aldeburgh; Artworks, Bury St Edmunds; The Big Shed, Iken; ArtParks International, Guernsey; Norwich School of Art & Design; Wingfield Arts Centre; Graham & Oldham Gallery, Ipswich; Cobbold and Judd Gallery; International Art Fair, Royal College of Art; Art in and out of the Garden, Cambridge and many other venues.

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