Originally from Galway, Mary Fahy is a visual artist and art teacher living in Ennistymon, North Clare.
She studied fine art painting in LSAD and earned her BA in 2001 for which she was awarded the Collector General’s Purchase Prize by the Revenue Commissioners. Her H. Dip in Art Education in 2003 won the Larkin Memorial Award and the Irish Times Award from LIT.
Her work is primarily landscape based, plein air paintings, inspired by memory, trace and experience. Fahy has also facilitated diverse educational projects funded by grants from Creative Engagement, The Clare Arts Office, the Tomar Trust and the Arts Council Creative Schools initiative, using a range of media media such as mosaic, ceramics, millinery, textiles, felt making, etc in collaboration with various artists.
Solo shows include the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery (2015), The Clare Museum (2013) and Scariff Library (2012).
Group shows include:
Boyle Arts Festival. 2017
Camac Arts Centre, Paris, 2012
The Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick: The Young Contemporaries curated by Seán Taylor, 2001
The Markievicz Medal Award, United Arts Club, Dublin 2004, 2001.
Her work is in the collection of the Revenue Commissioners, Boyle Arts Festival, President Michael D Higgins, and various private collections nationally and internationally.