Mary Goward

Mary Goward lives and works in Kent. Her primary work is oil painting, but she also works in batik, gouache and egg tempera. Three dimensional work in fired clay also features.

She was born in 1932, and studied at Kingston School of Art from the age of sixteen. She gained a National Diploma in Design (Painting), and then went to Hornsey College of Art to gain the Art Teachers Certificate.

She taught and painted in various places, and her early married life was peripatetic with her naval husband, offering experiences from the gentle south of England to the exotic far east. Her family, together with her Christian faith, has been much of the inspiration for her work.

Over the years, she has exhibited in group and one-woman shows. Her latest show was in Shoreditch presented by William Thuillier who describes her as “a painter of deep sincerity and spiritual conviction”.
She has also been described as a feminine Stanley Spencer!

Gallery artist at: David Paul Gallery, Chichester 1968/72 Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham 1980/85 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury 1980/2008


London (Piccadilly Gallery, Gagliardi Gallery, Westminster Cathedral, Shoreditch) Plymouth, Ipswich, Petersfield, Chilham, Thanet, Singapore.