Mary Wallace Visual Artist
Knockcumshin, County Wexford, Y35 T26H, Ireland
Mary Wallace is an artist with a unique individual approach to art. She finds beauty in imperfection, extraordinary in the everyday, complexity in simple things. Her creative style is immediate, vibrant and contemporary. Use of colour suspended in beeswax, paired with pure gold, makes for an opulent visual experience.
“Working with gold leaf is a delicate business. It requires patience and practice to place that filigree just as you want it. Sometimes I feel it has a mind of its own as the gentlest breath of air can cause it to flicker and fly away!”
Her inspiration comes from ordinary things; a simple tea bowl, a flower, a hen, a fish… to create exquisite tea bowls with golden cracks, majestic moon jars with golden seams, exotic fruit, flamboyant hens, cockerels and other creatures.
Mary Wallace lives and works in Wexford. She has exhibited extensively since 2001. Community-based collaborative work is a vital element of her practice. She was appointed as a Heritage Specialist by The Heritage Council in January 2010.