Mary McGovern Jan 17-Feb 11


Exhibition by Mary McGovern at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

My name is Mary McGovern and I am a self-taught artist living in Tubbercurry, Sligo. I was always interested in art but didn’t get the opportunity to take any art classes. At school it was a choice of art or science, so I took the logical route!

A few years ago I wanted to try painting, so I decided to give it a go. I spent €20 on some small tubes of acrylic paints, some brushes and a painting pad. I found free beginner classes on-line and it took off from there. I paint most days and I really enjoy it. It is both relaxing and challenging and there is nothing like the feeling when you sign your name on the finished masterpiece!

Starting to paint was one of the best decisions I ever made!


Mary likes to use the following materials:

Winsor and Newton Galleria Acrylic paint
Elements Tear off palettes
Daler Rowney Water colour paper 300gsm Cold pressed
Elements A3 Acrylic pad 360gsm
Reeves oil pastels
Sennelier oil pastels
Richard Oliver brushes

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.