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.

Watercolour, Mixed media, abstract, Irish Artist

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!

Creative Cornucopia Cavan

Creative Cornucopia Cavan

What is Creative Cornucopia Cavan? Creative Cornucopia Cavan is a project that has been long in my thoughts and just recently become a reality.  It’s really just a directory of artists and artisans in Cavan.  I thought, particularly in the current situation,...

You cannot withstand the Storm

You cannot withstand the Storm

It's been a flurry of activity here, some of it very productive and therefore pleasant, but some very frustrating and yet valuable as I learned a lot! The valuable, yet frustrating nature of a steep learning curve is that you really do engage deeply with the problem...

It’s Cold Outside

It’s Cold Outside

‘Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable’. Cesar A.Cruz ​ Some art is designed to reflect our taste, enhance our living spaces, and draw attention to the beauty that surrounds us. But then there is art that impacts us to the core, it may be...