Artist Maria Mitchell was born in Belfast but now lives in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. She studied at Dun Laoghaire Art College, Dublin in 1986, but found it hard to connect with the art world at a young age. She then changed career paths and worked in the civil engineering sector during the 1990s.
In 2007 Maria rekindled her interest in art and inspired by family and friends she reaffirmed her affinity with paint to explore the potential of texture and vibrant colours to excite the visual senses.
Her passion for painting has led her on a very interesting and exciting path.
“My life has changed beyond all recognition; painting is something I must do. It is a major part of my life now,” she says.
Maria says her inspiration comes from everyday life. This vast scope of subject matter provides an unrivalled opportunity to explore new ideas and build on past success.
Maria Mitchell’s exhibition will run at the Excel Gallery from May 25-June 25. Admission is free.