I’m MaryKate and I’m a portrait painter from Co.Wicklow.
After graduating from the National College of Art and Design in 2014, with a BA in Fine Art, I started my own painting services business.
For years I did signwriting, large-scale murals, window painting, window displays and prop building for individual clients and businesses.
However as of 2021 I found myself taking on less large scale work and instead began to produce smaller canvas portraits.
I’m currently spending most of my time in my Wicklow studio exploring abstract portraiture. I’m experimenting with a diverse range of mixed media to help express macabre themes through the human body; Ideas which kept repeating themselves in earlier work.
This year I hope to produce more work then I ever have to date with the goal of becoming a full time fine art painter in 2023.