Mary Coen


Originally I wanted to own a sweet shop, however the news that I would have to actually sell my stock and not just eat it myself derailed that career path somewhat. About thirty years happened in between and now I'm here. 

For as long as I can remember I have loved creating images, whether drawing, painting or photography. Later on I developed a passion for catching the little moments, glances, and details between people that take an image from a resemblance to a portrait, offering a glimpse into a personality as much as a face.

Born and raised in the west of Ireland, I received my degree from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, I'm also mother to two boys (aka my long suffering in-house models/assistants)