Mary Herbert is a London-based artist. Her work was recently included in New Contemporaries 2019 at Leeds Art Gallery and South London Gallery. Mary studied art at Goldsmiths College London where she developed a fascination with the materiality of the photographic image and it’s unreliability as a container of memory, and later at the Royal Drawing School where she re-connected with the physical and unconscious aspects of image making through observational drawing. Her current work is a series of small, dream-like pastel drawings formed of a composite of feelings, lived-sensation, unconscious processes and observation. Often working on several pieces at once, her drawings resemble the fragmentary nature of our night time wanderings - much of the detail is lost but a resonant impression is left.