For the last twenty years Mary Cossey has been drawing, painting and etching her grandchildren. To work from the very familiar is an advantage. Apart from children and babies she has also made prints of many London buildings, parks and trees. Unlike the children, they keep still.
She prefers to work directly from the subject, not always possible in drawing, for instance, a ballet class. Photographs and sketches help, their use no longer being considered sinful as in her student days.
Drawing is her way of discovering how something looks, how it is and how she feels about it.