About the Artist
Mary is a Visual artist living in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Born in Wexford She studied visual communication and 3D design at DIT in Dublin, and painting at Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She also lived in Belize and Kazakhstan, a place of vast landscapes and infinite white winters; during her time there (eleven years) She published two books of photojournalism on Central Asia. She repatriated to Dublin in 2014.
Mary has been selected for many group exhibitions including the RHA Annual Exhibition, RUA Annual Exhibition, Impressions Galway and Cairde, The Model Sligo. A member of Black Church Print Studio. She has also been commissioned to carry out large-scale wall murals in Capitol Dock, Dublin. Her work is included in many public and private collections including The Office of Public Works, The Environmental Protection Agency, Devlin Hotel, Holles St. Hospital Collection, CITI, Wexford County Council Collection and Beat FM, Waterford. She participated in OVER NATURE, a touring group exhibition. Most recently she was recipient of the Galway City Council Purchase Prize at Impressions 2019, and was commissioned to make work for DLR Artworks Home, supported by Arts Council. Her Solo Exhibition KEEL opened at SO Fine Art Editions in Powerscourt Town House Centre on August 22 2020.
Mary’s’ screenprints are influenced by her surrounding, the vast landscapes encountered on her travels are conveyed through shapes, space and colours that emerge as non-representational abstract compositions. Creating limited edition hand prints through the art of screen printing is an intensive process, each layer is individually printed and the screen is washed between each colour, Layer after layer the design emerges.
GalleriesSO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
Hang Tough Gallery, Dublin