Mary O' Donnell, Contemporary Irish Artist

MOD Art Studios • Online Gallery & Art Gifts • Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland


About The Artist

Mary O'Donnell Artist in Studio - MOD Art Studios

Welcome to my website and online art gallery.

I hope you enjoy your visit and find that ideal gift or original art piece for your home, family or special occasion.

My name is Mary O’Donnell, I’m a self-taught Irish artist with a passion for art and photography since a young age.  I studied art in school and have been painting ever since.

In 2017, I was delighted to receive a birthday present from my family, of a week’s workshop in the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan Co. Clare.  I returned in August, to complete another weeks Abstract painting workshop, with Irish and International artists which I adored.

I continued developing my individual style at the Abstract workshops for another 5 years and was delighted to hold 2 successful Solo Exhibitions at the College in Summer 2021 and 2022.

This time out in the Burren, immersed in art and nature, gave me the focus and confidence to make the long planned career change in 2019, from the property world, to being a full time professional  artist. This was my childhood dream and has been a wonderful life changing move.

I now have the time to develop collections of work for shows and exhibitions which I attend annually around the country including Art Source RDS, Dublin in November. and Mallow Home and Garden Festival in May. 

I was delighted to be the top selected  artist to represent the South Cork’s Local Enterprise Office at Ireland’s largest Trade Fair, Showcase Ireland 2023 at the RDS Dublin and was invited back again to Showcase Ireland 2024.

My work is now stocked in numerous galleries and gift shops nationally and is also available in my online gallery and art gift shop here.

I am a professional member of VAI –Visual Artists Ireland and the IAA – International Association of Art.

I love creating mix media paintings with colour, energy and light in an abstract/ impressionistic style.  Many of my works are now colourful focal points in homes in Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia and more recently in the UAE and Canada.  I look forward to continuing to develop my style in vibrant colours,  splashes of light and exciting textures.

A Little About Me 

I am a creative, fun loving, social person, inspired by nature, stunning Irish coastlines and sweeping landscapes. My love of birds and nature was passed on to me by my late Dad Jim, who taught me to explore and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Mary O’Donnell Artist on The Wild Atlantic Way in Clare

Native of  Youghal, Co. Cork, I have a wonderful partner Eamon, four adult children and seven beautiful grand children. I paint and create in my home studios in Youghal and in my log cabin studios on the @wildatlanticwayclare in The Burren, Fanore, Co. Clare.

Happiest travelling, exploring and drawing inspiration from our harbours, villages, historic buildings, lighthouses and sailing around our spectacular coasts. Often seen, hanging over cliffs with binoculars and camera in hand, sketching or plein air painting on our beautiful coastlines or islands.

I hope you enjoy browsing my artwork, gifts and photo collections that were created to bring joy and colour and you find that ideal original painting or gift that you are looking for.

Thank you for buying Irish and supporting Irish businesses.

All the Best,