Mary Lohan was born in Dublin in 1954. She studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and was a member of the Board there from 1996 to 1999. In 2001 Lohan was elected to Aosdána and in recent years she has shown her work at the National Gallery, Chester Beatty Library and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo; Vangard Gallery, Cork; Hamilton Gallery, Sligo; and Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. Her work is represented in the collections of the Department of the Taoiseach, AIB, OPW / State Art Collection, and in private collections in Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and America.
Her recent seascapes are not direct representations of any particular place but rather compilations, drawing on all the seas she has ever seen. They capture the allure and mystery of the ocean. Their focus is fixed firmly on its brimming expanse, extending to the far horizon and what might lie beyond it, rather than on the shoreline.
The work here is from the group show, The Sea, running from June 2 to June 29, 2017.