Photo of Mary

A fascination with light and colour led Mary McGouran to combine her studies in painting with a passion for photography while she was studying visual arts in her native Toronto, Canada. She is now based in Brighton, East Sussex.

Mary's speciality is hand colouring black and white photographs.. Her style is simple and elegant and succeeds in capturing the incandescent spirit of her subjects. Her love of photography gives each picture its identity while evoking a sense of reminiscence.


Mary is available to produce individual and group portraits for example of babies, mother and child, children, families and also pets. The session may take place in your own home, in the open air or another location of your choosing. The aim is to photograph the subjects in a location where they are at ease and thereby produce memorable images which look natural and that you will treasure.

Hand Coloured Fine Art Photographs

Photographic prints of most of the images you can see in this gallery are available for purchase. Alternatively, you may like to commission your own piece of art perhaps as a gift or as a framed photograph that hangs in your own home or work environment. Previous commissions have included individually hand coloured photographs of places or artefacts that hold special memories and of clients' own historical black and white images gently tinted to evoke the style of the period.

Commercial Photography

Mary works flexibly with commercial clients to produce illustrative, decorative or themed images to meet their needs. Her editorial clients have included PolyGram, Harper Collins, Random House, Sort of Books and Irish Life. She is also available for commissions of prints for display or for brochures and promotional material.

Contact Mary using the link above or on 07772 103569 to discuss your requirements and for information about prices, terms and conditions.