Creating Cardiff – Book

Mary Traynor is an artist with a vivid interest in architectural and historical subjects. She has spent a lifetime recording Cardiff buildings, many of which have been threatened and has campaigned to save them. All the images in this book have been sketched on site. Sadly, some have been demolished over the years. This book brings the memory of them back to life in the company of her present day images of the capital.

To purchase the book please visit Waterstones online



About mops 1

                 Mary Traynor is a topographical artist who  specializes in buildings.


Castell coch image

 Mary Traynor’s  topographical work within and near Cardiff.

The Mary Traynor Collection

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‘The Mary Traynor Collection’ consists of sketches and paintings of threatened buildings.


[XIAMEN IMAGE, pumpkin house]

A selection of Mary’s artwork from her travels.