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Local artist Mary Hellawell Realises Lifelong Dream of Holding Her Own Exhibition

Mary Hellawell

Local artist Mary Hellawell has realised a lifelong dream of holding an exhibition of her work in her home town of Scarborough.

Part of the current 'A Changing Landscape' exhibition at the Gallery at Woodend Mary's work features alongside work from Shirley Doyle.

The exhibition includes work in a variety of medium including oil, watercolour, enamel and ceramics, which will resonate with visitors who have a love of the landscape and the coastal region of Yorkshire.

The former councillor, was born Mary Young, then Ludewig and then Hellawell. She was one of three children and was brought up at several of farms in and around Scarborough.

Mary attended the convent school on St Thomas Street, before training at the Scarborough School of Art between 1954 and 1959. She went on to study at the Hornsey College of Art between 1959 and 1960. In addition, she completed a BA Hons from the Open University in 1984 and went on to teach in London and Germany.

The collection of her work on show is mainly from the last 20-25 years. After losing her 2nd husband Mary picked up her brush again which has eventually led to fulfilling one of her life's ambitions - holding an exhibition.

A number of pieces feature scenes from in and around Scarborough with others inspired by her travels.  A resident of Scarborough for most of her life, Mary also spent time in Germany, where she was married and had three children.

The exhibition featuring work by Mary Hellawell runs until Wednesday 1st June at Woodend Creative Space.

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