Maria Brady came to Ireland in the late 1970’s from her native Sweden. While for many years her main artistic medium has been textiles she enjoys experimenting with mixed media and has over the last few years taken up photography, a medium which she often uses with thread and fabric to create her images. Maria also makes hand-made cards, incorporating her art.
Her native Sweden has always had an influence on Maria’s work and her use of colour and form reflects this. She takes her inspiration from nature and organic shapes, and the many ways people have used word and pictures to communicate through time.
Maria’s education includes a FETAC certificate in Art and Design in 2005 with Betty Newman McGuire and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from DIT, Dublin in 2008. She is also a member of Navan Camera Club.
More of Maria’s images are available to view on www.mariabradyart.com
Idireadra, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath
When I Close My Eyes, Toradh Gallery, Meath Co Council Arts Office, Ashbourne
Connectivity, (2 person exhibition) Brù na Boinne Visitor Centre, Donore
Brù na Boinne, Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
Talent, Designhuis, Eindhoven, Holland
Lemonstreet Gallery, Dublin
DIT Graduate exhibition
Create, Community Arts Exhibition, Studio 12, IMMA, Dublin
Thrive Art, online exhibition
Horizons, Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
Cotillion, Crow Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
Artists for Tara, Temple Bar, Dublin
Library, Liberec, Czech Republic
Brù na Boinne Visitor Centre, Donore, Co. Meath
Brù Na Bòinne Visitor Centre, Donore, Co. Meath
Kells Heritage Centre, Kells, Co. Meath
Edmund Rice Centre, Kells, Co. Meath