A distinguished Falmouth artist, whose work is held in collections across the world, will be showing in her home county this week for the first time in a decade.

In her 30-year career as a painter, Mary Mabbutt has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Royal Academy, as well as the Arts Council and numerous galleries, national and international.

Now Falmouth’s Beside the Wave Gallery will display a collection of work, painted in her studio in the Pottager Garden, near Falmouth for two weeks from Friday.

Mary’s last solo exhibition in Cornwall was at the Newlyn Gallery in 2003, but her touring exhibitions have included the New British Painting exhibition in the USA and the Arts Council’s “Fragments Against Ruin” tour.

Mary Mabbutt’s ‘Recent Work’ will be exhibited at Beside the Wave, Arwenack Street, Falmouth from Friday, May 2 to Friday, May 16 2014 or view online at www.beside-the-wave.co.uk