Marie Sheridan

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Bio photo MSMarie Sheridan was born in Dublin, Ireland and originally qualified and worked as an Chartered Accountant before attending University College Dublin, where she received a Batchelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and English. During this time she started painting, studying art at the Donnybrook Art Studio.

 

Since completing her Master of Literature degree in the History of Art at UCD, she has been painting full time. She exhibited publicly for the first time in 2005, in Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre.

 

Her M.Litt thesis was on the subject of Rev Dr Charles O'Connor, an Irish clergyman who spent ten years in Rome during the "Grand Tour" period in the eighteenth century. He sent many letters home describing the art and society of the time.

 

While at UCD, Marie served on a committee led by Professor Michael McCarthy, which organised two very successful symposia in Dublin (one on the Grand Tour, the other on Lord Charlemont) which were attended by scholars from at home and abroad. She was also one of the original members of the Grand Tour Society, which aimed at broadening its membersí knowledge of art and art history by travelling to places experienced by students on the Grand Tour in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

 

Marie has always lived by the sea. She has spent many years at various poolsides, watching her daughter swim competitively. She is fascinated by water and the relationship between it and the swimmers with whom it interacts. Marie loves to travel and takes photographs (both above and under water) and makes notes in watercolour and pencil, which she develops into paintings back in her studio.

 

 

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