Maryann Fraser still signs her paintings and sculptures Mab. This is due to the continuing
use of her maiden name Maryann Burton. She began her career as professor of art having
been trained at the Chelsea School of Art. For several years she worked in various
art departments of colleges in the United Kingdom. Whilst still a child, her exhibitions
began in 1951 at the Royal Academy of Art and continue to the present day, in France,
where she now resides with her husband Michael. She has used her experiences from
international travel to create many charming and authentic characters. Her series
of figurative paintings, for example the Chilean festival, show with authenticity
other cultures as well as domestic European landscapes, seascapes, and other rubrics
that you will see as you browse the site.
Portrait of the artist by David Bruce
Ann, as Maryann prefers to be called, has a tendency towards the surreal which shows
in much of her work. Fairies and strange creatures abound in her garden together
In her studio (below left) she creates her works; paintings from memory or sketches
from locations and glass sculptures. Michael, her husband (seen in the photo below
right) often lends a hand with framing and preparing exhibitions.
The studio is situated near Anne’s house. She works from early in the morning and
sometimes ‘till late at night.
Reproductions : David Bruce (copyright Maryann Fraser 2015). Site designed and produced
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