- West of Ireland and its windswept trees
- Journey along the Wild Atlantic Way
- The rugged limestone landscape of The Burren
Meet the Artist
Childhood memories of exploring the jagged rocks of the Burren or watching the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean, inform much of Mary Roberts work. A regular visitor to her native County Clare, these memories are continually revisited as she sees new ways of capturing a constantly changing landscape, dependant on weather conditions and lighting.
Art took a back seat for some years as Mary first studied Business in college, married and raised three children. In 2014, Mary received her BA in Art & Design from GMIT, Galway. During her time there she became intrigued with light, shadows and reflections. These still have strong influences in her work today.
Previously working in oils, she has recently developed a unique method of representing her subjects through the medium of Alcohol Ink. Their unpredictable nature allows her to investigate the push and pull she associates with both the limestone formations of the Burren and the force of the Atlantic Ocean.
During the first ever Listowel Arts Festival in 2018, one of her works titled, Mullaghmore, was chosen by Artist and Illustrator, PJ Lynch, as ‘Best in Show’. Lynch states that this work succeeds in “purely abstract terms as much as a descriptive piece.”
Mary continues to challenge herself, investigating how she can further her artistic endeavors with this medium while still nurturing her beloved oils.
From September to June Mary also facilitates Adult Art Classes inclusive of beginners to the more advanced. These classes are often considered therapeutic by many as well as educational in a fun and social way.