ABOUT MYRTLE & MARY
Born out of lockdown, Myrtle & Mary is a new art, apparel and interiors brand designed by Belfast based artist Carrie Neely. Myrtle & Mary were the names of Carrie’s grandmothers, and she loves to think of them creating their own kind of heaven, wherever they are. Each character is based on a family member, a friend, or is the product of a personal memory or experience, and each character has a colourful story to tell.
Carrie graduated with a BA Hons degree in visual Communications from art college in Belfast in 1997, and although she has a successful art consultancy and art gallery in Belfast called Art Loves, this is the first time in over 20 years that she has created something for herself.
Carrie says “Over lockdown, I had some time to stop and re-evaluate everything. I am normally so hectic, running a business, travelling and looking after my three children that creating work that is personal to me was the last thing on my list. Myrtle & Mary feels so utterly indulgent to me…I get lost when I am in their world…hours can go past without me noticing. I really love creating new artwork and products, and am looking forward to taking this journey with Myrtle & Mary”.
Myrtle & Mary products and art are available to view at the Art Loves Gallery in Ballyhackamore, Belfast. To make an appointment email email@example.com or call +44(0) 02890 671516
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