Mary Cairns

My interest at the moment focuses on identity and relationships. The body of work based in Nazare in Portugal is an attempt to understand the costume worn by many of the women. The clothes are neither practical or comfortable, especially the clogs which always seem too small. I am now looking at and drawing people, often with dogs (some also dressed) in Brighton where I live and still pondering the subtle meaning of our choice of, and the way we wear our clothes.