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

Associate Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, 2015.

B Rel Sc, Mater Dei Institute of Education, 1984

 

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions:

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.          Botanical Art at 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.

 

2014                    I was honoured to be elected Founding Chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists.

2013 – 2014       I coordinated Aibítir, the Alphabet Project Exhibition for the Irish Society of Botanical Art.

 

Since 2000, my work has been shown in many solo and group gallery exhibitions throughout Ireland and in Greece where I regularly teach master classes in watercolour painting.

From 2007 to 2010 I ran a gallery and studio in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary which soon became a space for both emerging and established artists to show their work in the heart of Ireland.

In 2011 I decided to focus specifically on my interest in Botanical Art and pursued the diploma in botanical art and illustration with the Society of Botanical Artists, graduating in May, 2014 with a diploma with distinction.

I have been involved in Art Education for many years, both with students in post primary school and in the area of providing continuing professional development for teachers. I find teaching botanical art particularly rewarding. It gives me an opportunity to share my skills and to encourage others to see the world of plants in a new and exciting way.

For enquiries with regard to paintings, limited edition prints, commissions, group or individual tuition, please feel free to make contact:   +353 87 2224260     or    dillonmary@eircom.net.

 

Mary Dillon.          +353 87 2224260.        dillonmary@eircom.net

 

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