Mary Dillon – Botanical Art

Plants From an Irish Hedgerow.  Mary Dillon

Plants From an Irish Hedgerow. Mary Dillon

Please follow this link to my new website and blog where you will see images of my paintings from the past two years and new work from time to time.

Looking forward to seeing you there!



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Bridal Flowers Forever

Your Bridal Flowers  painted for you,

                                                                     a precious memento of your wedding day  

  Bridal Flowers Forever

                                                                 a must for your wedding gift list!

Here are some ideas of what is possible with

Bridal Flowers Forever.


Have a look at the page on the header of this post –  Bridal Flowers Forever   –  for lots more information on how to commission a painting of your bridal bouquet or for information about purchasing a Bridal Flowers Forever Gift  Voucher as a gift for a couple you know who are planning to marry soon.

Bridal Flowers Forever

               a gift from the heart

 which will speak to your heart forever.

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The Heart’s a Wonder

Rose on Snow - watercolour on paper

St. Valentines Day, a day for love, or maybe just another commercial opportunity, or in our kitchen, an excuse to make heart- shaped cookies, – different strokes for different folks! However,  on this day of days, may I encourage you to spare a thought for that incredibly resilient, persistent, yet sometimes fragile machine that keeps us going through each day. The HEART – indeed a wonder!

In all it’s complexity, the heart encompasses the best of every aspect of us and unfortunately tells the story of our frailties just as readily, as I can well attest to.

This link is well worth looking at for all the information you will need to keep your heart as happy and healthy as can be.

Heart Amaryllis – watercolour on paper

In 2000, I held my first exhibition as a full time artist as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. ‘At the Heart’ was the title of that exhibition and the theme for much of my work ever since. The title painting – ‘Amaryllis –  At The Heart’ marked the beginning of what I believe will be a lifelong consuming fascination for painting the essence of life, love and meaning.

These are some images of hearts that emerged in Birr Castle Gardens, near where I live, in the garden of my dear friend, Yvonne at Painting Skiathos in Kolios,  Skiathos, Greece, and on a stone in the porch outside the church in Perros Guirec in Brittany near my friend Katels’ home. Have a look around and see just how many reminders you can find of the wonders of your heart.


Heart Branches, Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, Co. Offaly

Heart on Stone, Perros Guirec, Bretagne, France.

Heart Leaf - Orchid Tree, Villa Nicara, Skiathos, Greece

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Mary Dillon

I am an artist working mainly in watercolour. I am passionate about colour, painting, organic forms, plants, flowers, the sea and the sky. I teach art and exhibit regularly. My work belongs in private and public art collections both in Ireland and abroad.I work from my studio in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

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