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Mary Hill earns place on fine art degree course at Liverpool University

Mary Hill earns place on fine art degree course at Liverpool University

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has been awarded a place at a North West university.

Mary Hill, who left the school in 2015, will be studying Fine Art at Liverpool University later this year, after spending time studying privately and building up her portfolio.

The 20-year-old she has continued to paint and has produced several large paintings including one massive portrait of a Stag in recent months, something which impressed selectors enough to earn her a place on the course.

In a recent conversation with the Head of Art Mark Sherrington she said she has “become increasing less interested in creating a conventional, photographically real image and more concerned with what paint can say and do in its own right”.

Mr Sherrington, said: “Mary was one of the best painters we have had at Rydal Penrhos in a number of years and was unusual in her ability to work with real intensity for long periods of time on the same subject.

“This gave her work an all-over clarity and focus that at times seemed difficult to comprehend.

“Her work has always been concerned with what is actually real and what we actually see as opposed to a camera or phone.  We wish her real success as she embarks on a three-year course and can’t wait to hear form her to see what she produces for her degree show.”


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