Who is Maria Jordan-O’Reilly?
An eclectic old bird, Maria Jordan-O’Reilly is a creative soul who uses visual art along with other forms of expression to examine her journey through life.
An artistic soul in a body that is getting older and a bit creaky at times. I love taking time to create words and images and to tap into my imagination. Currently my work continues to evolve, ever changing, as I explore and delve into different processes, tools and techniques.
My pieces are organically created, growing from my emotions and day-to-day lived experience. All are quite unique, and each piece adds to my body of work and indeed feeds into my ideas for future pieces.
Some days paint and brush call to me and demand expression, and others it is the pen that is most salient. Occasionally each inspire the other, and pen and brush; paint and words; come together in a flurry of thoughts that neither one can quite hold alone.
One thing I do know, with every venture towards expression, is that the outcome is never guaranteed, much like life itself!
To follow on with our chat, one of the things that I find lifts my mood is to go for a little walk. It can even be as short as 5 minutes, just a ramble around the garden if you are not up to a long one. Take the time to pay attention to what surrounds you. Feel the...
We are moving into January, a time of year many find difficult. I know that all I want to do at this time of year is hibernate! But that desire to isolate and sleep can hide an underlying depression. This is something I have come to understand over the years, and...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTVSh0om7V0 Can't believe this was July 2019 - time does fly when you are having fun. Suffering withdrawals from dynamic flow painting at the minute, so you can expect some new work and some new videos soon! Enjoy!