Although Mary Griffin works in all media, because of their immediacy, she finds pastels are ideal.She combines pastels with acrylics, or watercolours to provide interesting surface contrasts and atmospheric effects. These are especially suited to figure and interior compositions which is a recurring theme to her work. Apart from the never-ending challenge of drawing people, Mary finds the whole aspect of body language fascinating. Many of her paintings are a glimpse of a moment in time.Her chief concern is to make a statement about life which most people will relate to from their own experience, but everyone's interpretation will be different.Narratives are left to be interpreted by the viewer. The people who feature within Mary's paintings often remain isolated in their own company, left to contemplate their lives. She aims to create art works that depict life - as it really is, but to discover new ways of expressing this.