Mary is an engineer turned artist living near Clonakilty, West Cork. Moving to Beara in 2008, she came to know the great community of artists there and began working as a graphic designer for the Buddhist centre Dzogchen Beara. Over time she began selling her own artwork in local galleries.
She uses the natural environment around her as inspiration, especially the sea and wild country lanes, for her work in print & watercolour.
Her latest collection is 12 Irish Wild Flowers lino prints that were created for a 2021 Calendar in collaboration with the Irish Design Shop. The handmade prints are available in Mary’s shop, and the calendar is exclusively available from the Irish Design Shop.
Her previous collection was 12 lino prints of Dursey Island, where Mary spent 9 months living and creating. Dursey Island, located off the southwest coast of Ireland, is a small island with 2 full time inhabitants and is only connected to the mainland by cable car, a unique and beautiful place.
The Dursey Island lino prints were spotted by Clare & Laura of the Irish Design Shop and from this she was commissioned to work with Eammon Terry, a master craftsman glass cutter of Criostal na Rinn, to design 3 hand cut crystal tumblers and a decanter. Available to buy from the Irish Design Shop.