Mary Ann Rogers
If anyone ever seriously questions the merits of safeguarding the natural world, show them a painting by Mary Ann Rogers. Since no artist captures more deftly the grace and humour of animals and birds, the elemental beauty of the countryside they inhabit, that should be the only answer required. Mary Ann captures the essence of her subjects, the turn of a bird's head, the power of boxing hares. It is the abstract instance that is so arresting, not an exact representation but the moment itself.
Mary Ann Rogers was recently voted into the top ten living artists in print by the Fine Art Trade Guild