Christmas Cracker Exhibition 2021

11th November 2021 - 31st December 2021
Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge
Opening Times
11 November to 30 December 2021 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Delighted to be taking part in Byard Art's magical Christmas Cracker exhibition. Open until the end of December, there is a fantastic array of regular and brand new artists including painters, textile artists, 3D sculptors, jewellers as well as beautiful Christmas baubles, pottery and cards.

If you are passing please pop in and if you are thinking of making a trip to Cambridge, visit the gallery which is directly opposite Kings College Chapel.

I have four small paintings there which are on their 'small wall'. Each of my paintings is 20 x 20 cms in a floating frame which measures 29 x 29 cms.

More information at   Christmas Cracker exhibition

Mill Road Winter Fair

5th November 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Art Exhibition

The annual, much loved, Mill Road Winter Fair has again been cancelled this year except for a few stalls on Donkey Green on 6 November and 4 December 2021.

But there is an art exhibition online and I am delighted to be part of this event along with 24 other local artists.

I have 6 artworks there: one of my big colourful oil and copper leaf paintings titled 'Tree of Bikes' as well as smaller works, a couple of framed, limited edition prints and one of my Lockdown Books (both of my books are also available in the shop section of my website.)

We may not be able to have the masses of people, music, colour and the excitement of the Mill Road Fair until next year but do please look at the art exhibition online.

More information at   
Online Exhibition link
Maureen Mace at the Mill Road Winter Fair

Winter Open Studio 2021

4th December 2021 - 5th December 2021
309 Milton Road, CB4 1XQ

At last I made the decision to have a Winter Open Studio. Now that I have, I am really looking forward to meeting people, catching up with friends and customers and hopefully meeting new art enthusiasts.

I shall be in my own studio on Milton Road (see leaflet above) on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December between 11am and 4pm. There will be prints and paintings and greeting cards and my lockdown books and little notebooks - ideal small presents. And as long as there are no further restrictions I should be able to pour everyone a glass of warming mulled wine.

More information at   Look out for the yellow flags and A board

Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn Exhibition 2021

23rd October 2021 - 30th October 2021
Open 10 - 4 . . 23 - 30 October at the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Really looking forward to the first in-person exhibition by the Cambridge Drawing Society for 18 months. I think it will be a great exhibition as local artists display their paintings from the last 2 years.

Due to restrictions there will be no Private View this year but the Pitt Building is very spacious and you will have with plenty of time to peruse the art works in two large rooms.

Delighted to say the society will have some of my books for sale at the event. The books I refer to are my Lockdown Sketches when I drew every day while we were in Lockdown. I shall be giving a talk about my work online, please contact me for further information.


Paintings at Lux Gallery in Birmingham

13th September 2021 - 17th October 2021
Lux Gallery, 13 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AU

There is a brand new gallery and photographers studio in Birmingham, called Lux Gallery.

I was delighted to be invited to be one of their regular artists and my work is already up on the wall. Owen de Visser, who owns the gallery is already well known as a photographer specialising in wedding photography, food shots and individual and family portraits. The gallery in the beautifully restored part of the new Edgbaston Village. There are lots of independent shops plus cafes and restaurants plus an extremely well stocked wine bar a few doors away.

Owen has already had a huge influence on local artists in the area. He set up Birmingham Open Studios 6 years ago and it gets bigger every year. This year he will be hosting a few artists actually in the gallery on 25/26 September. If you are in the area, do go and take a look. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm.



Summer Show at Byard Art

11th July 2021 - 5th September 2021
Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge

As the third Lockdown eases because of the high rate of vaccinated people, people can move around more freely. Cambridge is already getting busier and now Kings Parade is permanently closed to cars and lorries, many cafes have tables outside and it is a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

The gallery, Byard Art, is opposite Kings College Chapel on Kings Parade. Do pop in and take a look at some of the stunning work from artists all over the world. I love this gallery full of contemporary art and am delighted to be one of their regular artists.

6 of my paintings can be seen as part of the Summer Exhibition. They may not all be on the wall, but the lovely gallery people are always happt to show you anything hidden in their stock room.


Cambridge Open Studios

10th July 2021 - 11th July 2021
Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge 21RP

Cambridge Open Studios is a little different this year. Planning for the open studios takes place in January. With a severe lockdown, no-one knew whether the event would be able to open this year so a decision was taken not to produce a physical guides but to have all the information online.

I decided to join other artists at a larger venue after many artists decided not to exhibit for a second year. So I have joined a group of artists and jewellers at the beautiful Pitt Building on Trumpington Street opposite Fitzbillies.

I shall be there on 2 weekends 10/11 and 17/18 July from 11am to 6pm. There will be 12 artists displaying their work so do come and meet us.

More information at   Cambridge Open Studios

Location, Location 2021

1st June 2021 - 27th June 2021
Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

Byard have a regular show at this time of year highlighting Cambridge and the local area.

You can see lots of experimental map artworks, some recycled figures and some amazing paintings and sculptures to suit every taste. I have 2 large tree paintings there this year plus 4 smaller pieces. The image shown is my 'Tree of Bikes' displaying a fe of the kind of bikes seen around Cambridge. The tree trunk and branches are copper leaf and the detail is amazing, I really did get carried away painting these during Lockdown. If you are in Cambridge, do pop in and see the exhibition. Not in Cambridge then you can view some of the art here:


Art Exhibition with Maureen Mace

30th May 2021
Tithe Barn, Landbeach CB25 9FA

So looking forward to the exhibition at the Tithe Barn in Landbeach as it will be the first time I actually can meet art lovers since the start of the pandemic.

The idea for this exhibition started when one of the volunteers who are renovating the Barn visited me at my Open Studio. It soon became apparent that we loved Medieval Art and the manuscripts as well as the history from that time.

The Tithe Barn was build around 800 years ago close to the parish Church in Landbeach. Matthew Parker was appointed a cleric at All Saint's Church and later, during the reformation when he was archbishop, managed to save hundreds of manuscripts from being burnt. Later he became master at Corpus Christi, part of the University of Cambridge, and eventually The Parker Library was set up there to house his books - and this is the place I go to draw from the manuscripts.

Now the Tithe Barn is, almost, restored there are many events to raise the profile of the place and to ensure the Barn continues it's long historical journey.

This exhibition has been cancelled twice but is set now for Sunday 30 May 2021 which is a Bank Holiday. There will also be a few artists from Cambridge Drawing Society as well as volunteers to explain the history and provide tea and cakes.

If, like me, you love the humour, colour and gold leaf of old manuscripts and paintings, come along and see how I bring this magnificent era up to date.


Cambridge Drawing Society online exhibition.

12th April 2021 - 22nd May 2021
Cambridge Drawing Society website (link below)

As a member of Cambridge Drawing Society I get the opportunity to exhibit twice a year; in Spring at the Pitt Building on Trumpington Road and in the Autumn at the Leys School. During the pandemic all these shows have had to be cancelled.

This year the web designers have been busy and for the first time we will have an online exhibition. Of course we would all prefer people to get up close to our work but it is good that our work can be seen by an audience albeit online.

During lockdown I have been really busy painting, you will be able to see some of my work at Byard Art in May and June; but I have also been very busy sketching both with Urban Sketchers when allowed and sketching every day for my Lockdown sketches (more about that soon!).

I have 4 artworks in the online Cambridge Drawing Society exhibition of which 3 are Urban Sketches. The exhibition runs from 12 April to 23 May 2021. Here is a link to the site and I will update it when the exhibition starts.


Christmas Cracker 2020

10th November 2020 - 24th December 2020
Byard Art, 14 King's Parade, CB2 15J

This is the third year I have been invited to exhibit in Byard Art's glorious Christmas Cracker Exhibition.

The gallery is a riot of colour full of amazing art and gifts to explore. There are witty pictures, a wall of small paintings, some superb pottery, contemporary sculptures and masses more made by the gallery's regular artists plus a lot of extra exciting goodies to bring joy during the season.

The gallery is open for 'click and collect' and everything and anything can be seen on their online exhibition. If you live in Cambridge or are visiting our wonderful city look in the windows, be amazed and order via the website or knock on the door. A staff member will be there during opening times to answer any questions and show you something off the walls.

Online link: https://byardart.co.uk/exhibitions/christmas-cracker-2020

Link to my art page at the gallery: https://byardart.co.uk/artists/maureen-mace

Society of East Anglian Watercolourists

23rd October 2020 - 6th December 2020
Selected exhibition online

Delighted to have two watercolour and ink drawings accepted for the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW), Selected Exhibition 2020.

I don't usually think of myself as a watercolour artist although I make an enormous amount of quick drawings and sketches in watercolour and fineliner. They provide me with a freedom that I don't have in my oil paintings where the ideas and detail are my priority. But I love doing the quick sketches, they actually take an hour or two. I rediscovered the quick sketching with Cambridge Urban Sketchers and I regularly join online drawing-a-day group. During the second lockdown I have set myself a task to do a sketch every day of the lockdown. With little going on in the way of exhibitions it gives me a drawing goal each day.

The two sketches I entered were created alongside my students who I now teach via Zoom and WhatsApp. The lemon painting was for the theme 'Yellow' and the cups and saucers were for the theme 'Something old'. I chose the cups and saucers as they were given to me, one at a time, every birthday and Christmas by my lovely Auntie Trixie. We rarely use them but I love them and the memories my aunt.

The exhibition can be found online here: https://eastanglianwatercolourists.co.uk/seaw-selected-exhibition/

Cambridge Open Windows

1st July 2020 - 31st July 2020
309 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XQ

Many exhibitions have been cancelled due to coronavirus, including this year's Cambridge Open Studios.

But artists want their work to be seen and are always trying to find ways to do this. So this year there is an Open Windows event. About 200 artists around Cambridgeshire will be showing their work in the windows of their own homes.

As I live on a busy main road I have tall bushes and trees in my garden to block it out which means less windows. But I have a garage and hope to prop up some of my paintings in front of that. Also if the weather is clement I shall probably put a table on the drive with some of my cards and prints between 12 and 3pm on a Saturday and Sunday and hope some people will stop to chat.

My studio will have its annual clean too so if anyone is interested in my work they can come and have a socially distanced look.

More details are in my blog

20 x 20 exhibition

7th May 2020 - 22nd June 2020
Byard Art online

During Lock Down, painters still paint and galleries still show their work. Although with social distances and people only allowed out of their homes for exercise, food and essential shopping with work only allowed in the key industries the way our work is seen is rather different.

Byard Art who represent me at their wonderful King's Parade shop have gone online in a big way producing catalogues that you can flick through.

In January this year I was invited to take part in their 20 x 20 exhibition. Love the title, with every artwork at the same size of 20 inches x 20 inches or to transfer that to modern measurements 50 x 50 cms. Just imagine how stunning their gallery will look ....or will it?

As I am lucky enough to live in Cambridge, I shall still deliver my paintings to the gallery so you can see the real thing in the window as you go for your daily exercise. Viewing is by appointment as there is usually someone there between 9 and 5 but only one or two people can enter at the same time.

But you will be able to view all the artworks online with one of their catalogues. I do hope you will have a leaf through.

I have 4 paintings in the exhibition including my version of the 'Botanical Garden' above. Work can also be seen on Byard Art's 20 x 20 exhibition page which is being updated all the time.


Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition

Pitt Building, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 1RP


I always look forward to the Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition.

There are two exhibitions a year and the one in Spring is the big one when any local artist with a 20 mile radius of Cambridge can apply to be a member and have their work hung.

The Pitt Building is a wonderful building originally built to house Cambridge University Press, the University’s publisher. Now it is mainly a conference Centre with large rooms very close to the iconic King's Parade. If you like historical buildings this is a chance not only to see an exhibition but also the ground floor rooms.

The exhibition is packed with all kinds of paintings, prints, collages and sculptures in different colours and styles and gives a chance to see a variety of artists. Competition is fierce to get your art here and there is always something to like.

I have submitted four paintings and look forward to seeing how many have got through the hanging committee and will be in the exhibition.

Tithe Barn Art Exhibition

Tithe Barn, opposite 2, Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA


Little did I know who I would meet when I took part in Cambridge Open Studios in 2018!

One of my visitors was very interested in the drawings I had been doing from some medieval books at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi which is part of the University of Cambridge. I learned she was one of the 'Friends of the Tithe Barn, Landbeach', a small village to the north of Cambridge with a very old barn thought to have been built before 1459. She told me of how the group were trying to get grants to restore the lovely old building and that Matthew Parker used to be the rector of Landbeach Church and also the Master of Corpus Christi and it was he who collected the old manuscripts that I was drawing from.

Later the 'Friends' invited me to exhibit at the Barn after it had been restored. Also exhibiting at the same time - it is a very large space - are some artists from the Cambridge Drawing Society and Rowan, a vibrant and active part of the art community in Cambridge working with people with learning disabilities.

The art exhibition is one of the inaugural events so if you have a love of history, or a love of art, please come along to this free event.


Winter Open Studio

23rd November 2019 - 24th November 2019
The Old Dovecote, 5 Church Street, Cambridge CB4 1XQ

It's mulled wine and fairy lights time.

What can be better than to visit ten artists in 6 different venues within a short walk or cycle ride round north Cambridge? Perhaps you are looking for something unusual as a gift for a friend of member of your family.

I shall be joining artist Carmen Renwick and jeweller Indira at potter Diana Kazemi's beautiful home in old Chesterton on 23 & 24 November from 10am to 5pm. We will be setting up the exhibition on Friday and will be ready to switch on the fairy lights when we open on Saturday morning. We would love to welcome you to our event that is free of charge.

Come and meet the artists who make the art.

Can't make that weekend? Please contact me at info@maureenmace.co,uk

More information at   Maureen Mace, Facebook

Christmas Cracker exhibition

9th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Byard Art, 14 King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

It's almost Christmas again and the wonderful Christmas Cracker exhibition at Byard Art.

I think this may be my favourite exhibitions of the whole year. There are a myriad of artists taking part -including me! I have 4 small pieces this year which will be hanging on their 'small wall'. Each picture is framed to be about 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cms). Look out for some 22 carat hold leaf on mine and a few other artists also have touches of gold to make this a rich and beautiful exhibition.

More information at   byardart.co.uk

Birmingham Open Studios

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
94 Gristhorpe Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 7SL

I love Open Studios and have been taking part in the Cambridge event every year for 15 years. I love the concept of people coming to visit your studio and seeing how you work and it is lovely to chat about what I am doing, what got me to this point and where I want to be.

My son, Owen de Visser, has watched this for many years and has followed his own creative instincts and is now a successful photographer in Birmingham. He is also a whizz at organising and he saw a gap in the market where all art can be accessed and set up via his website, Arts Brum.

For the last three years he also set up and runs Birmingham Open Studios, I do admire his energy. He started small when he lived in Moseley and has expanded the area since. He has helpers now although is still very much the organising force.

He has recently moved to Selly Oak and this year I was delighted when he invited me to join him. So please come and visit the mother and son combo during the weekend 12 & 13 October

More information at   
Birmingham Open Studios
Owen de Visser Photography
Website supporting local Birmingham artists

Cambridge Open Studio

20th July 2019 - 21st July 2019
309 Milton Road, CB4 1XQ

July means Cambridge Open Studios.

This year Dittany Rose will be joining me which will be her first year exhibiting her jewellery at this event.

We will be open for two weekends 20 & 21 July and 27 &28 July.

I love Open Studios because it is a chance to talk to people about my work and how I make it. I am often asked Why? as well, especially at the weird and wonderful creatures but as regular visitors know I draw from the medieval manuscripts (or facsimile) at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi, University if Cambridge.

I paint in oil because it makes my paintings rich and glowing, I never seem to get the same effect from acrylic but I think that is because acrylic paints dry very quickly and I need slow drying times for all the details.

The weather will be warm, we will have soft drinks and later in the afternoon a refreshing glass of wine. We have a wonderful garden where you can sit or send the children to count how many animals there are.

I look forward to meeting regular visitors as well as new.

Mixed Summer exhibition 2019

4th July 2019 - 1st September 2019
Byard Art, 14 King's Parade CB2 1SL

Byard Art has a changing show during the summer months with their gallery artists. I love being one of their artists as the staff are so lovely and they work really hard continually changing the exhibitions and chatting to customers. And of course they are directly opposite King's College Chapel so they have a fantastic view.

I have four paintings there currently and I will one or two more during the show.

The great thing about the gallery is that if my work is not on the wall and you ask to see it they will bring it out and show you.

More information at   Summer Exhibition at Byard Art

Along Your Street exhibition

31st May 2019 - 4th June 2019
Byard Art, 14 Kings Parade CB2 1SJ

I have been invited to take part in the 'Along your Street' exhibition at Byard Art. I love this gallery, a small independent on King's Parade directly opposite King's College Chapel.

I have four paintings exhibited, with another I shall deliver towards the end of the show. The one shown here is the 'Cambridge Tree of Books'. Cambridge is full of books, in the university, at people's homes, in the local bookshops (G. Davids is my favourite) and also in the public libraries.

'Cambridge Tree of Books' has the books tumbling from a tree and in the background are some of the lovely college libraries. A bit of a guessing game but don't worry, Byard will have the full list.

Other paintings of mine at the gallery include 'Mulberry Tree, Queen's', 'Trinity' and 'Red Cows at King's'.

Four painting truly inspired by living and loving Cambridge.

More information at   Byard Art

Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition

23rd March 2019 - 30th March 2019
Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RP

The Spring Exhibition at the Pitt Building is crammed full of varying art by local artists. All those showing their work must have passed a panel to join the Cambridge Drawing Society. There is often quite a lot of competition to get work accepted and on the wall so I am delighted all 4 of my paintings are accepted.

The exhibition is a good showcase to see local artists and the style of work they produce and often I get visitors at Open Studios who have seen my work there and want to see more and maybe buy a piece.

The secretary organises the artists. A panel which includes some committee members choose what art will be accepted for the exhibition and the secretary is brilliant at organising us all by giving us specific jobs to receive the works, hang them, steward the exhibition and take it down when it is all over. It is all done with humour and precision - now that is a real feat when dealing with a bunch of artists.

The Cambridge Drawing Society has two exhibitions a year, next one at the Leys School during the Autumn half term.


Addenbrookes Art exhibition

20th September 2018 - 15th September 2018
Addenbrookes long corridor near the treatment centre

Last year two of my images were chosen to be in the Cambridge Art Book. The book is on sale in all the galleries in the city plus various other outlets and has been extremely successful at showing an artists view of our beautiful city.

Following on from its success, Addenbrookes has invited a selection of the artists who contributed towards the book to exhibit a painting in the long corridor in the section near the Addenbrookes Treatment Centre.

If you find yourself visiting the hospital please take a look at the exhibition. Alongside our paintings there are an amazing amount of images to keep visitors, those who have to stay in the hospital and the staff entertained. For every sale we make the hospital will receive money towards vital help for the patients.

Open 24 hours a day.

Summer Exhibition

5th July 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Byard Art

This will be the first Summer Exhibition I will be doing with Byard Art and I am delighted to have been asked to submit four paintings.

I just LOVE this gallery

Running with Brushes

14th April 2016 - 8th May 2016

I am delighted to have been asked to exhibit at the Plough in Shepreth as part of a Running with Brushes exhibition.

Running With Brushes is a charity project launched by Vandy Massey in July 2013. It started as a slightly off-the-wall idea to see if she could paint and sell 1000 postcard size paintings to make ÂŁ10,000 for Care for Casualties. As an extension of the project Vandy is staging an exhibition of other artworks in the gallery at The Plough.

Instead of the traditional preview evening, there will be two ticketed events on Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st April. These events will be called A Night of 100 Paintings and will showcase the work of the participating artists as well as the postcard-sized watercolours which form part of the online Running With Brushes project. The small watercolours will only be on show during those two events and not for the rest of the exhibition time. There will be live music at the event.

It would be lovely to see you there

More information at   Running with Brushes (Care for casualties charity)

Woodlands Surgery

17th March 2016 - 2nd March 2017
Woodlands Surgery, Bateman Street, Cambridge

I have been invited to exhibit my work at the Woodlands Surgery in Bateman Street, Cambridge.

The paintings and prints are on display in the first floor waiting rooms and give patients and visitors a lovely display before their appointments. If you are interested in viewing some of my work please contact the surgery to arrange a time to visit.

More information at   Woodlands Surgery

Winter Open Studios

28th November 2015 - 29th November 2015

In November I joined Tess Ainley and Diana Kazemi in Church Street, Cambridge for a fantastic winter exhibition full of fairy lights with an amazing smell of delicious mulled wine.

It was great fun and lovely to see lots of people, some of whom I had not met for a few years. Thank you Diana for letting us use your hall, kitchen and garage which we transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

I look forward to doing it all again next year.

More information at   The wonderful ceramic work of Diana Kazemi

Silvanite Woods

8th August 2013 - 9th October 2013

Small, intricate and richly coloured.

!4 new paintings plus 2 limited edition prints, all based on medieval and decorative trees are now exhibited in the long corridor at Addenbrookes between the main concourse and the treatment centre.

This is the first time the set has been seen together and the effect is stunning - as you pass down the corridor the lights shine on the silver and copper leaf which makes the paintings appear to move.

All for sale with 25% commission going to Addenbrookes charities.

On until 9 October

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