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MaryKate Hardy

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.