Maeve Doherty | Artist

Full time registered artist Maeve Doherty has been exhibiting for over twenty-five years and working at her studio in Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny. 

Remarkably, before turning to art, Maeve was a registered nurse at hospitals in both Dublin and Waterford. However, circa 1990, the Wexford native decided to turn her lifelong passion for painting into a career. 

Maeve's distinctive painting style has developed over the years into one which has gained her local and national recognition. Her watercolour paintings have been awarded by the Ulster Watercolour Society, among other organisations.


Her works have also been commissioned by both private and public collectors, as well as awarded to well known public figures such as former Irish President Mary MacAleese, former American Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith and former FBI Director Louis Freeh. Maeve's work also hangs in corporate collections both at home and abroad, including Áras an Uachtaráin, Trinity College Dublin, Waterford City Council, F.A.I. Headquarters, Dublin, J.F.K. Aircraft Carrier and the U.S. Navy.

Maeve is an annual exhibitor at Kilkenny Arts Festival (Butler House, Patrick St, Kilkenny) each August, as well as the Wexford Opera festival every October. 

Her work can be seen throughout the year at The Beachhouse Gallery (Dungarvan, Co. Waterford), Greenacres Gallery (Wexford Town), Breakwater Gift Shop (Dunmore East, Co. Waterford).


She has also previously had her work shown at the McGuillowey Gallery, Derry City and The Lavit Gallery, Cork City and has taken part in Art Source and Art Ireland (R.D.S Dublin), Gormley's Gallery (Belfast) Stephens Green Art (Dublin) and Parallax Art Fair (Chelsea, London).

Maeve's paintings have sold at auction houses such as Adam's Auctioneers, Dublin and Waterford City Auction Rooms, as well as at charity fundraiser events, such as the Blackrock Hospice Annual Art Exhibition. 

Throughout the year, Maeve takes commissions from clients at her studio in County Kilkenny. 

If you would like to know more about Maeve's artwork, please feel free to contact her at or on +353 (0)87 9267920.


2016 Parr Contracts Award - Best Watercolour

2011 Ulster Watercolour Society

2011 The Bewleys Award

2008 Ulster Watercolour Society H and J.M Martin Award

2007 Elected Member of Ulster Watercolour Society

2006 Best Watercolour at Wexford Art Centre Lions Club Exhibition
2005 Elected member of Dublin Art Society
2002 Painting selected by Waterford City Council for Development Plan

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