Co. Cork Artist Mary O’Connor displays her Modern Irish Landscapes paintings
The intriguing and striking paintings emerging from the brushes of talented Boherbue, Co. Cork Artist Mary O’Connor will certainly strike a chord with all those who shudder at the advancing sentinels of the next phase of technological progress.
“I am looking at the legacy that we as a nation are leaving behind us to our environment, in particular the man-made objects in our surroundings. Pylons and wind farms are intruding on our landscape. Will the next generation see them as just a normal part of the landscape?” Mary asks.
Mary originally hails from Rathcormac and has been living in Boherbue for the past 25 years. She always had an interest in art, but while busy raising a family did not get the opportunity to pursue her dream until five years ago when she did a course in Davis College where she completed a Portfolio and then went on to study at Crawford College for four years.
She was amazed and delighted when at the Degree ceremony last May she was awarded the CIT Registrar’s Prize of a Solo Exhibition;
“I’ve completed eight new pieces for the Exhibition and these were on show along with several paintings that I had already completed for the Degree Show,” Mary told the Corkman News. “I’ve always loved Art, and I get inspiration when walking or driving,” she added.
Mary’s Exhibition of Modern Irish Landscapes was held at the James Barry Exhibition Centre at the CIT Campus in Bishopstown, Co. Cork recently.
While creating new paintings is obviously Mary’s first love, she also has a passion for teaching Art which she hopes to pursue in the very near future, both in a class setting and on an individual basis. She is also in the process of setting up a website where images of her work can be viewed and purchased.