To the Chief Secretary:

Dear Sir

I appeal to you for mercy for my son Michael O’Connell.  A prisoner just died on hunger strike in M’t joy for political treatment.

All they want is a letter from home and a (news)paper. Imagine to be starving to death for this little privi...

August 22, 2016

Aitor from Barcelona interviewed me an here is his video

Here on a residency to explore how my painting can be informed by some of the works of the late Brian Friel irish playright born in Omagh, Co.Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, Brian Friel was one of Ireland's most prominent playwrights. In addition to his published plays, h...

February 4, 2016



Back in Tipperary now with time to reflect on the experience of having an exhibition of my work in Cambridge, it was a great experience and I would like to thank the team of great people who made it happen.. Nathan, Romilda, Sinead and family Anji at Changing Spaces,...

January 11, 2016

Dated June 9th 1971, the marriage bar was abolished in 1972! just a little late for me.   Here is the original Dear Miss O'Connell letter that prompted the theme of the upcoming Cambridge exhibition...  I will be posting your invitation tomorrow...



An Art exhibition by Mary Finn from Jan 20th to Jan 30th


11am to 7pm daily


Changing Spaces, 9 Norfolk Street, Cambridge


In aid of:  Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres Trust reg. charity SC024414









“And fond...

November 3, 2015

The low autumn light creates athmospheric photography at Ballynahow Castle in County Tipperary.

The castle is one of the few round castles of Ireland and is still in surprisingly good condition.  It is located 5 Km from Thurles.


A 16th century Purce...

October 21, 2015

Art therapy offers many benefits in the pursuit of mental health. It allows participants to express themselves and grapple with emotional issues on a new level. Creative activities are a positive and rewarding outlet, as well as an opportunity for self-discovery. There...

September 29, 2015

In 2014, I collated a series of art works into two books.




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Art therapy

October 21, 2015

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