Bountiful – Punica granatum – ‘Nana’ ©️Mary Dillon
16 th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.
Diploma with Distinction, Distance Learning Diploma Course, Society of Botanical Artists, 2014.
Elected member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland
Fellow Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, UK.
Member of the American Society of Botanical Artists
Member and Founding Chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists
December 2020, Exploring Botany – Botanical Art from Europe and Japan, Past and Present. Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, krakow, Poland.
September 2020, Through the Artist’s Eye , Birr Castle Demesne, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
March 2020, Drawn from Nature, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
November 2019, Natura Picta, Casa Di Dante, Florence, Italy
October 2019. The Movement of Plants, Forum Botanische Kunst, Thungersheim, Germany
October 2019 16 th International Exhibition, Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh, US
September 2019 22 nd Annual International, ASBA, San Francisco, US
September 2019 Watercolour Society of Ireland, The Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh Dublin, Ireland
August 2019 Botanical, Arts Festival, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
June 2019 Plantae, Society of Botanical Artists, Mall Galleries, London
May 2019 Botanical, Emo Court House and Gardens, Emo, Co. Laois, Ireland
May 2019 Botanische Illustration, Botanischen Gartens der Universitat Wien
October 2018 Confluence, ASBA, St. Louis, Missouri, US
September 2018 Art in the Garden, Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland
September 2018 Watercolour Society of Ireland, The Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh Dublin, Ireland
August 2018 At the heart – Botanical, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
April 2018 Tulipa Tulipae, Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Spain
October 2017 From Golden Gate to Garden Gate, San Francisco, US.
September 2017 Watercolour Society of Ireland, Annual Exhibition, Dublin
June 2017 Botanical and Floral Art, Bloom in the Park, Dublin, Ireland
November 2016 In Pursuit of Plants, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany
September, 2016 Art in the Garden, Tourin House, Waterford, Ireland
September 2016 Watercolour Society of Ireland Annual Exhibition, Dublin
June 2016 Botanical and Floral Art, Bloom in the Park, Dublin, Ireland
November 2016 Heritage Irish Plants, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
April 2015. Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition, Westminster, London, UK.
May 2014 Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition, Westminster, London, UK.
May 2014 Aibítir, Irish Society of Botanical Artists, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
November 2014 Strictly Botanical, Park Gallery, Callendar House, Falkirk, Scotland
September 2014. The 21st World Orchid Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hunt Institute for Botanical Art and Documentation, Pittsburgh, Penn. US.
Office of Public Works
Bank of Ireland
Árus an Uachtaráin, Residence of The President of Ireland
Works held in public and private collections worldwide.
Mary Dillon is an Irish botanical artist. Preferring to work in large format, Mary enjoys capturing the essence of a plant with it’s sensuality and frailty. Colour, light and form fascinate her. Mary has a particular fascination with botanical art as a personal process for the artist while at the same time striving for excellence in her art practice.
Mary’s work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, the UK and the US. Her work was selected for the 16 th International Exhibition of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Art and Documentation, Pittsburgh. Recently Mary received the Anne Marie Carney Award for best painting in an inaugural international show and the Jean Emmons People’s Choice award at the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) exhibition in San Francisco, October 2017. She was awarded Gold Medal and Best in Show in Botanical and Floral Art at Bloom, Dublin, 2016, and Gold and Silver Medals at Bloom, 2017.
Mary has been elected a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, UK and a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland. She was the founding chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Art. Mary is an artist member and tutor with the American Society of Botanical Artists.
Mary enjoys teaching botanical art regularly in Spain, Greece, the Uk, the US as well as Ireland. She was part of the teaching team at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art in London. Mary finds teaching botanical art particularly rewarding as it provides the perfect opportunity to bring together her three passions of watercolour painting, plants and working with people.
Mary Dillon. +353 87 2224260. email@example.com