An exhibition of new works by Mary Fahy

13 December 2012 - 29 December 2012

Scarriff Public Library, Mountshannon Road, Scarriff, Co Clare
Phone: 061 922893
Email: arts@clarelibrary.ie
Web: www.clarelibrary.ie/arts.


Clare Says Céad Míle Fáilte
  • The exhibition opens on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 7pm
  • All are welcome to attend


Fahy’s most recent exhibition ‘View’ invites the observer to enter into and respond to a variety of scenes. These paintings span a range of media, from oil painting to acrylic, watercolour and mixed media collage. Fahy explores colour and texture through highly individual responses to her environment. Recurring themes include trees, coastline, reflections, the play of light on land and sea. There is a sense of recollection, of experience and of contemplation in her strongly developed pieces.

Originally from Galway, Fahy has been living in Ennistymon since 2003. She studied art in the Limerick School of Art and Design graduating in 2001 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting. She achieved a First Class Honours in her H. Dip year in 2003, winning both the presitigious Larkin Memorial Award and Irish Times Award in 2003. Fahy was selected for the Young Contemporaries Exhibition in the Belltable Arts Centre for her Degree Show and was also recipient of the Collector General’s Award. She was twice shortlisted for the Markievitcz Medal Painting Award. Since graduating Fahy has taught art full time as head of the Art Department in Scoil Mhuire where she has worked on many collaborative art projects funded by the Arts Office of Clare County Council and Creative Engagement. She has exhibited widely, her most recent show in Camac Arts Centre, France took place whilst on an artist residency there in July 2012.


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