Mary Scobie


Born in Scotland, Mary grew up in Montreal, Quebec and Sackville, New Brunswick. She received a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Mount Allison University. When not painting, she is a freelance graphic designer for music and arts organizations in Victoria, British Columbia where she currently resides. She has exhibited her paintings in solo and group shows in New Brunswick and British Columbia. Her works can be found in private collections in Canada, Scotland and the United States.

In my painting I like to explore the transformational quality of light and its ability to elevate the mundane to the extraordinary. I am drawn to contrasts of sun and shadow and the play of light on shapes and surfaces. I am fascinated by faces and people, their interaction with others and the environment, and how personality and character are revealed through a pose and body language. My aim is to capture and interpret the essence of a subject through an interplay of pattern, light, colour and shape.


Fog Forest Gallery
14 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB 506-536-9000


2017 Our Town and Gown, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2016 Making Spirits Bright, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2016 Art in a World Gone Mad, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2015 Under Summer Skies, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2014 Last Days of Summer Eclectic Gallery, Victoria, BC
2013 Sidney Fine Art Show, (juried) Sidney, BC
2013 Close Encounters, (solo exhibition) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2013 Welcome Back, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2012 Our Finest Gifts We Bring, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2010 A Little Spring Fling, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2010 O'er The Pond, (group show) Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2009 Outside Looking In, (solo exhibition), Gallery at the Mac, Victoria, BC
2006 Sidney Fine Art Show (juried), Sidney, BC
2001 Island Illustrators at the Theatre, (group show) Langham Court Theatre, Victoria, BC


2011 Coastal Moments  from the Island Illustrators Society: 25th Anniversary Journal
2011 68 Studio Visits: Island Illustrators Society, Raymond St. Arnaud