Abundance in Mountmellick

Amapolo, mixed media on Fabriano paper
MOUNTMELLICK Library this month are welcoming Wexford artist Mary Wallace, with her exhibition ‘ Abundance’ – a selection of mixed media works showing in the Art Gallery during the month of April.

MOUNTMELLICK Library this month are welcoming Wexford artist Mary Wallace, with her exhibition ‘ Abundance’ – a selection of mixed media works showing in the Art Gallery during the month of April.

Mary Wallace’s mixed media paintings show an exuberant response to nature and capture the sensory essence of her subject. Primarily inspired by Mediterranean fruit trees and other exotic delights she experiments with a wide range of medium including paint, beeswax and egg tempera. With pure intuitive shapes, simplicity of line and beauty of colour found in nature she distills the intrinsic elements of the natural world.

“I reinvent the world around me with colour and texture. Alteration of scale allows me to present a new landscape inspired by the natural world. A world usually unnoticed by the casual observer. There is so much of the exotic in everyday life. I want to bring that increased awareness and sensual connection associated with a meditative state of mind to ordinary things”.

Mary Wallace lives and works in Wexford. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows since 2001. She is a Heritage Specialist facilitating art projects in primary schools through the Heritage Council and is a community artist working mainly in the arts and disability field. The exhibition will run in the library until Friday May 3 and all are welcome to view it during library opening hours.

For more information on this or any events taking place in Mountmellick libraries or any other library across Laois, visit www.laois.ie.