Biography

 

Mary Dillon   - Field studies for 'Plants from an Irish Hedgerow'
Mary Dillon – Field studies for ‘Plants from an Irish Hedgerow’

Mary Dillon,

Diploma with Distinction, Distance Learning Diploma Course, Society of Botanical Artists, 2014.

Elected member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland

Elected Associate 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

 

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions:

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.

 

Collections:

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’s work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in San Francisco, Madrid, Frankfurt and London. Mary recently 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 an Associate 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 enjoyed teaching botanical art in Barcelona in 2017 and she looks forward to returning this year. She was invited to teach at the annual ASBA conference in 2017 and again in St. Louis in October 2018. She recently joined the teaching team at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art in the Chelsea Physic Gardens, 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.

http://www.marydillonbotanicalart.com

 

Mary Dillon.          +353 87 2224260.        marydillonbotanicalart@gmail.com

 

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