Mary Jane Verniere is an artist blacksmith practicing traditional techniques in the Glen Forge. Her work integrates an ancient discipline with contemporary design, resulting in pieces that are strong, simple and elegant.
A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Mary worked as a graphic designer in Scotland for five years before travelling to Asia for a year in 1991. From 1995 to 2000 she lived and painted in Taiwan, taking a year out to travel around Africa in 1997. Her paintings have been described as 'a celebration of colour', with her early work invoking scenes and memories of her personal travel log around Africa and Asia. Her current work tends to lean towards impressionism, echoing the colours and moods of the landscape that surrounds her. The Teer Gallery with an amazing view over Brandon Bay is open all year.
was born in Cloghane on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry in 1950. Michael studied in Maynooth, Cork and Sligo before returning to Kerry in 1989, here he developed his distinctive style of painting to convey his love of the Kerry landscape.