Mary Canty’s work features images of fields and hedges, ridges and rocks, streams and ponds. ‘I make drawings and colour sketches directly from nature, then use these images to attempt a more elemental and abstract vision of the landscape’, she says. Mary was born in County Limerick, and studied art at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design. She is a Fellow of Ballinglen Arts Foundation in North Mayo. She spends time in Mayo every year. The area has inspired many of her expressive landscapes. Mary’s work is in collections in Ireland, England, Germany and Australia.