Mary O' Donnell, Contemporary Irish Artist

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

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NEW Ocean Ink Collection launched at Showcase 2023 in RDS, Dublin.

Fine Art Prints of original ocean inspired ink paintings – Collection of 6 Now Available

Fine Art Prints of original abstract paintings – Collection of 6 Now Available

Available as Mounted Fine Art Prints or framed in quality white Irish frames.

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Exhibitions & Shows News


Ballymaloe Craft Fair, Co Cork  24th – 26th Nov. 2023

A very busy w/e at the beautiful Ballmaloe Craft Fair.
Wonderful Christmas Craft and Design W/E at the famous Ballymaloe  Grainstore.
Wonderful to meet you all and I hope you enjoy your arty Christmas gifts and paintings for home and family.
My colourful art bags and new ink collection were very popular for gifts this Christmas.
MOD ART Bags Link – Click HERE
Art Source RDS  Dublin 9th – 12th  Nov. 2023
Stand K8

Ireland’s Premier Art Exhibition
My third year exhibiting at this prestigious art show which was a great success. Thank you to all who visiting my stand and bought original paintings for your home and family. It was wonderful meeting you all and I hope my art brings you much enjoyment for many years to come.

Mallow Home and Garden Festival  26th – 28th May 2023

Aritisan & Crafts Arena

What a Fantastic show. Lovely meeting all my new and old customers who visited the stand over this colourful W/E. Thank you for all the support and I hope you are enjoying your new art.

Showcase Ireland RDS Dublin 21st – 24th  Jan. 2023

Local Enterprise Area –  South Cork

Top Selected Cork Artist for LEO South Cork

Category Home & Gift -Stand L18

What an Amazing Trade Show !

Fantastic experience being the top selected artist from Cork at Showcase.  It was a total honour to represent South Cork in this famous Irish trade show, for galleries and gift shops in Ireland and abroad.  I had a cameo appearance on RTE’s Nationwide programme and was honored to meet the TD Simon Coveney Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment who is also from Cork. He enjoyed visiting my stand and discussing my mixed media art and in particular loved my Fine Art Ocean Ink  Collection.

It was also wonderful meeting my existing stockists and new stockists from both here and abroad.

Thank you for visiting my stand at Showcase & looking forward to doing business together.

Original Irish Seascape by Mary O Donnell-MOD ART

Art Source RDS  Dublin 10th – 13th  Nov. 2022

Stand K15

Art Source Ireland’s Most Prestigious Art Show.


‘Life In Colour’ Art Exhibition

Summer Solo Art Exhibition 2022
Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork
18th – 21st August 2022
A colourful collection of 40 original paintings inspired by Youghal’s beautiful scenery, our natural world and the famous landscape of The Burren National Park in Co. Clare.  There was also a new collection of ink on ceramic paintings that sold out.

‘Catching Light’ Solo Art Exhibition 

Summer Art Exhibition 2022  

Burren College of Art Café, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
16th May – 2nd  August 2022
Colourful Collection of Contemporary Art inspired by the unique Burren Landscape.


The Spring Art Exhibition 2022
Mall Arts Centre,
Youghal, Co. Cork
19th –  27th February 2022
Colourful Spring Collection  in the beautiful Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork.  Joint Exhibition with a local artist.

Ocean Enchantment Exhibition 2021

MOD ART Studios Gallery, 30, North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork
27th May – 24th July 2021
Solo Exhibition of 32 Ocean themed paintings inspired by living on the South Coast of Ireland and on the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Clare
Burren Vibrations Solo Exhibition 2021
The Burren College of Art Café, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
16th August – 30th September 2021
A vibrant collection of paintings inspired by the famous limestone landscape of The Burren, Co. Clare

New Collections

Ocean Inks – Ceramic Paintings

My 4th Collection of Ink on ceramic paintings were launched recently at the  Ballymaloe Craft Fair 2023. They are proving very popular.

They consist of original paintings, in specialized ink  on ceramic, mounted and framed in white wooden frames from West Cork.


Ink Painting Commissions Welcome.

Please Email your enquires.

Out and About

I make regular trips to the West of Ireland to enjoy the  Burren Landscape on The Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Clare with camera and easel in hand. Check out these links for some great Landscape Photographs and unique Ocean Art Gifts.


Art Classes 2023/2024 

Adult Art Workshops

Day Workshops in the Burren Log Cabin Studios, Fanore, Co. Clare


Limited Spaces, please email or send a message if interested.


Commissions for contemporary paintings and unique gifts are available for special occasions. 

I have completed a number of recent commissions for homes and for gifts both in Ireland and abroad.

I am currently taking commission bookings for 2024.  Please email your contact details along with information on your commission enquiry to

Please include the timing of the painting, especially for weddings and big occasional gifts!

I look forward to hearing from you and making a plan for your special painting.

Kind regards,