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Mary Clare is a Carlow based Artist.  She has spent most of her life studying and painting.  In the last few years she has studied Art Therapy, which she now uses to reflect her free spirit and enthusiasm for painting.  She draws her inspiration from the Irish Atlantic Coast Line.  She has always felt a strong emotional connection to the sea.  Her paintings capture the magnificent colours and intensity of the changing   weather.  Her preferred medium is oil paint, applied with a brush and palette knife, which allows her to move the paint in gestural marks.  There are some special places which hold a real emotional resonance.  She loves visiting the West Coast and has a particular attachment to Galway and Co. Clare. Recently she has started to explore the South Coast of Ireland, and has found great inspiration in Co. Wexford and Waterford. Mary Clare exhibits her paintings throughout the South East in many festivals and galleries.  She is also a member of a local Art Group "Chroma" who hold an annual exhibition in Carlow.


2023 "Lennons" @Visual Arts Carlow. Solo

2022 "Russell Art Gallery" Co. Clare

2022 "Green Acres Gallery" Co Wexford

2021 "Russell Art Gallery" Co. Clare

2021   "Made in Carlow" Art Gallery

2019  " Chroma Art Group, Carlow

2017    Art Exhibition, Art Banks Studio, Wexford

2017    Group Art Exhibition, Art Banks Studio, Wexford

2016    "Summer Solstice Exhibition",  Art Banks Studio. 

2016     "New Chapters Exhibition"   Carlow Library. 

2016     Carlow Art Festival.

2015     Visual Art Gallery, (Art in Space)

2014     Market Cross Gallery, Dungarvin, Co Waterford.

            (Being Here Exhibition)

2014     Aoife Gallery, Waterford Ciity.

2014     Butler House,  Kilkenny Art Festival.

2014    Carlow Art Festival.

2012    Barrow Valley Group Exhibition,Visual Art Centre, Carlow

            Barrow Valley Group Exhibition, Eisge Art Festival
2011    Barrow Valley Group Exhibition, Visual Art Centre, Carlow
            Barrow Valley Group Exhibition, Eisge Art Festival.
2010   The Forge Restraunt, Ballon, Co Carlow
2009   Group Exhibition, Artforms Gallery, Co. Carlow
          Heritage Centre Athy, Co Kildare
           The High Trees Restraunt, Co Kildare
2008   Kenny’s Art Gallery, Lahinch, Co Clare
          Artforms Gallery, Carlow
         The Clifden Art Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway
2007  Group Exhibition, Carlow Library, Co Carlow
2006   Arboretum, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow



2023 "Green Acres Gallery" Wexford. Summer Exhibition


Level 7 QQI Youth in Arts, National University Ireland, Maynooth,
Level 6 QQI Integrating Art Literacy, National University Maynooth 

Level 6 QQI Painting and Drawing. 

Art Therapy Foundation course.

Certificate in Art Therapy

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