Had been a figurative artist for many years, specializing mainly in pastels when she underwent a synchronistical experience that changed the way she expressed her artistic feelings.
Since this moment in 2005, she has devoted her research to the study of light in its abstraction, its colours, defragmentation of shapes, blur effects. Painting takes her on a path of meditation, introspection. The meaning of the finished painting is not in the object you see but in the feelings that surround it. What it says is what « I cannot say with words, light is my language ».
Each painting is a step in a spiritual journey that she creates in colour and light as a celebration of the ineffable
Since her beginnings, Mary Chaplin’s work has been published in many articles
in the press and in specialized art magazines. It also has been broadcasted on
television and is regularly exhibited in festivals dedicated to sacred art as well
as in art galleries throughout different countries, including France, Belgium
Publishing and media
Rewards, grants, public commission
Texts of French Art Critic Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
Permanence de l’éphémère by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
Mary, La traversée, le seuil, by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
Text of Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret about Mary Chaplin’s art
Mary Chaplin in her studio