An oil painting by this artist, Restronguet Creek Tin Works 1874, is in the fine art collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum.
A freelance artist and glass painter, Mayer exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851.
It seems very likely that he toured the West Country (and Penwith) in the year 1852, when he presented at exhibition a West Penwith subject. In 1853 he toured Wales and the Cotswolds with sketchpad and watercolours - Sept/October. He went into partnership with Thomas Baillie in 1854. The firm produced several hundred stained glass windows throughout the UK as well as overseas.
Mayer was also an early and keen amateur photographer and Photographic Society member from 1854.
Mark was born and raised in Cornwall and worked in Bristol for some years before returning to West Cornwall where he is now based in Hayle. He can be commissioned by firms, individuals, and projects, and regularly produced tutorials for magazines and IT publications such as Advanced Photoshop and Computer Arts magazines.
He has won awards for his work and exhibits at IPEX, NEC, Birmingham.
Born in Surinam, South America, the artist may be the Harriette Maynard who visited Newlyn in 1883 with Annie Hodge THOMAS, as they were neighbours in London at the time. However, there are two Miss H (M) Maynards identified in J & G: both London-based, and this artist may be either one. She gave a Newlyn working address in 1897, and in 1898 signed the Glanville letter about artists' concerns around proposed building development in St Ives.
In 1902 a Miss Maynard exhibited and sold Sea Lavender at NAG. Harriet Maynard died on 27 July, 1906, age fifty-six, at St Stephens in Launceston, Cornwall (GRO).
The artist works from the complex of studios at Trevelloe Farm, Lamorna.
In summer 2011 she participated in the exhibition 'Painters 4 - UK to CA', curated by Simon ANDREW at the Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario, Canada.
One of the group of artists that exhibit together at Gallery TRESCO on the Isles of Scilly. She works primarily with pastels and watercolour, and creates landscapes of impressionistic beauty with beautifully evocative titles.