About the Artist | Mary Coffey
Mary was born and lives in Dublin. She started painting in her forties and went on to study art at Coláiste Dhúlaigh and DIT Portland Row. Following her studies, Mary chose to specialise in Abstract Art and for the past number of years has continued her practice under the tutelage of renowned Abstract Landscape Artist Michael Gemmell.
“Painting is my passion. I love colour, shapes and texture. As an Abstract Expressionist, I enjoy spontaneity and don’t plan things in advance, I let the painting develop. I don’t think, I do.
I work from within and express my feelings through the medium of painting and find the process inspiring. I use oils because they are rich in texture and colour and facilitate change. I often transform images which gives the painting a life of its own through evolving layers.
My paintings come from within me, and are open to interpretation by the viewer - 'What Lies Within'.”