The artist was born in Luton, Bedfordshire and studied there at the School of Art, then at Loughborough College of Art & Design, followed by postgraduate studies at the RA Schools and a Junior Fellowship at Cardiff College. Since 1979 she has been a part-time lecturer at Falmouth College of Art.
In 1995 Mabbutt won the John Moores Liverpool Art Prize. She exhibits regularly at the Paton Gallery, London, and participates in many group shows in Cornwall and beyond. Her work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and is held in corporate collections.
Painting in oils
works and access
Works include: Large Shoe (See Falmouth Exhibition catalogue 2000); Red Jacket (see Cross 2002, p209)
New Grafton Gallery, London (solos)
Falmouth Art Gallery 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 (2000)
Beside the Wave, Falmouth - May 2014
Open Studios Cornwall 2014
2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)
2023: Life in Colour, Tremenheere Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance (12 Aug-9 Sept)
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Cornwall Today (May 2014) 'Grace Aplenty' by Alex Wade
Cross (2002) Catching the Wave (photo likeness & illus)
Falmouth Art Gallery (2000) 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 (Exhibition catalogue)