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Mary Roberts
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 constantly evolving as she sees new ways of capturing a constantly changing landscape, depending 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. Then in 2008, she had an opportunity to return to college, this time to complete her BA in Art & Design at CCAM, 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 with the use of Alcohol Inks on ceramic tiles. 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 endeavours with this medium while still nurturing her beloved oils.

 

 


01. 'Daydream'
-ink on tile-
35cm x 50cm
550 euro (framed)

 

02. 'Blackhead Along the Wild Atlantic Way'
-ink on tile-
35cm x 50cm
550 euro (framed)

 

03. 'Burren Tree'
-ink on tile-
15cm x 15cm
185 euro (framed)

 

 

04. 'Clare Hills'
-ink on tile-
15cm x 15cm
185 euro (framed)

 

 

05. 'Fairy Fort'
-ink on tile-
17cm x 24cm
165 euro (framed)

 

 

06. 'Whats Round the Bend'
-ink on tile-
17cm x 24cm
165 euro (framed)

 

 

07. 'Outstanding in its own Field'
-ink on tile-
17cm x 24cm
165 euro (framed)

 

 

08. 'Outstanding in its own Field'
-ink on tile-
17cm x 24cm
165 euro (framed)

 

 

09. 'Whispering Clouds'
-ink on tile-
24cm x 17cm
165 euro (framed)

 

 

10. 'On Top of the World'
-ink on tile-
15cm x 15cm
185 euro (framed)

 

 

 

11. 'Over the Rocks'
-ink on tile-
40cm x 25cm
595 euro (framed)