About

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 an 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.  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.

Exhibitions

2021   "Russell Art Gallery" C0. Clare

2021   "Made in Carlow" Art Gallery

2020   "Made in Carlow" Art Gallery

2019   " Carlow Art Festival"

2018      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, Carlo
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            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

 

 

Education

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