Myrtle & Mary is a new luxury art, interiors and lifestyle brand created by Belfast based art consultant Carrie Neely. Each piece of digital collage artwork she creates introduces a new character, and each character has a colourful story to tell. Myrtle & Mary are the names of Carrie’s deceased 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.

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 hello@artloves.co.uk or call +44(0) 02890 671516