Mary Kuper


 "My work is figurative and detailed – I like the sense of spaces opening up through one another in quite a theatrical way, a set where a story is about to unfold. Sometimes this is quite literally a performance, as in my drawings of rehearsals at the English National Opera, sometimes, as in my location drawings around North Kensington where I live, people or animals drift into the picture frame and bring it to life.

"I work a lot in my sketchbooks – drawings of wherever I am, a jury waiting room or a night bus in Colombia. Sketching with a few portable materials on the road feeds into more considered and process driven work, painting, printmaking and computer manipulated.

"Liking a narrative, much of my experience has been as an illustrator, working for diverse clients including The Observer, The Times, The Folio Society, Pan Books, Methuen, Victor Gollancz, Oxford University Press, Radio Times, British Council, Reed Publications, Mitchell Beazley, Thomas Nelson, Longmans, Amnesty International, Marshall Cavendish, Element Books, United Distilleries, Kelly Hoppen, The National Trust, Slightly Foxed, Chaise Longue Press, Plantin Press, Marks and Spencer, design groups and advertising agencies. I also have taught at various art schools and am currently teaching at Camberwell."
 

  • Bateman's, From Above by Mary Kuper
  • Bateman's, Paths & Hedges by Mary Kuper
  • Bateman's, The Pond by Mary Kuper
  • Cherry Blossom, Regents Park by Mary Kuper
  • Dog Show by Mary Kuper
  • Great Dixter, Archway by Mary Kuper
  • Great Dixter, Paths & Hedges by Mary Kuper
  • Great Dixter, Topiary by Mary Kuper
  • Hampstead Heath by Mary Kuper
  • Hampstead Heath, August by Mary Kuper
  • Kenwood House, Autumn by Mary Kuper
  • Kenwood House, The Lake by Mary Kuper
  • Kew, Temperate House, Koi by Mary Kuper
  • Kew, The Lake by Mary Kuper
  • Kites, Parliament Hill by Mary Kuper
  • Lion & Lamb by Mary Kuper
  • Parliament Hill by Mary Kuper
  • Peacock, Holland Park by Mary Kuper
  • Pond (Holland Park Rhodedendrons) by Mary Kuper
  • Regents Park, Spring by Mary Kuper
  • Signs Of An Approaching Storm by Mary Kuper
  • Signs Of Good Weather Approaching by Mary Kuper
  • Simonsbath, Exmoor by Mary Kuper
  • Statue, Holland Park by Mary Kuper
  • Swingboats, Carter's Steam Fair by Mary Kuper
  • The Pond, South End Green by Mary Kuper
  • The Round Pond, Kensington Gardens by Mary Kuper
  • The Thames From The City by Mary Kuper
  • Tree Ferns, Trewidden by Mary Kuper
  • Voyage Of The Beagle: Bahia by Mary Kuper
  • Voyage Of The Beagle: Galapagos by Mary Kuper
  • Voyage Of The Beagle: Jeremy Button by Mary Kuper
  • Voyage Of The Beagle: St Elmo's Fire by Mary Kuper