Mary Ahern is a Professional Artist and a Passionate Gardener.
Through the meandering paths and zig zags of life, two constants for Ahern have been her Art and her Garden. These are her anchors. The comfort of the gardens, the joy of the renewal of seasons bringing bursts of color and optimism. These are the subjects she shares with the world through her Art.
For decades of creativity, Ahern has done what all true Artists do. She has explored a wide range of subject matter, some of which is and was autobiographical in its underpinnings. During that course of time, she has also delved into a broad range of mediums and processes. Always enjoying the experimental aspects of mastering them and then mixing them.
Following your passion has always been a credo for Ahern. With this in mind, exactly 20 years after graduating with her Fine Arts degree, she graduated with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture with a focus on Landscape Design. Combining her Art and her passion for gardening, which she was introduced to it as a child by her favorite Uncle Teddy, is the driving force of her work.
Inspiration is found in the gardens surrounding her studio in the quaint town of Northport on Long Island and beyond. Her expertise, not only in the mediums in which she works but also in the subjects she chooses, is abundantly clear in her realistic Art. Her love of horticulture, as well as landscape design, is seen clearly in her close-up florals and landscape paintings of gardens.