Mary Batchelor attended the Glasgow School of Art. Her tutors included: Peter Howson, David Linley and Norrie Kirkham.
Working exclusively in Acrylics, Mary Batchelor, produces paintings with vibrant and compelling colours. Mary was constantly inspired by the Scottish landscape. She loved bringing the every changing Scottish countryside to life in her paintings. Mary found great inspiration from travel abroad, enjoying the challenge of capturing unfamiliar scenes and different light.
Mary Batchelor paintings are influenced by the strong tradition of Scottish colourists. She credits Scottish Colourists - Cadell, Peploe, Fergusson and Hunter as a source of great inspiration in her paintings. She admired the bold use of colour and texture, and the confidence exuded in every brush stroke which has contributed so richly to the tradition of Scottish painting.