Mary was educated at the University College of Dublin during 1970 -1974 studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Psychology and Philosophy.
Her earlier work of dreamlike images based on rural and domestic subjects were exhibited in the Portal Gallery, London in the early 1980’s.
In the 1990’s she again developed this theme in figurative paintings. These paintings were exhibited in 1996 in the Kilcock Art Gallery and two of these paintings were purchased by Office of Public Works.
Her interest in wildlife and the environment, resulted in paintings been exhibited in various venues, including the Solomon Gallery and Tinchel Gallery Dublin and many private commissions. Her illustrations have been published in the Irish Wildbird Conservancy Magazine.
Mary has worked for a number of years in association with Sligo County Council and local Community Development Groups, completing various projects through the medium of paintings, illustrations, photographs, maps and stone.
Her “Sand Paintings” in the 1008 exhibition continues with this environmental theme. Her still life paintings are an exploration of colour.
One of her large “Sand Paintings” were commissioned by a client in Denmark in 2007
Mary completed a series of illustrations, maps and photographs for a booklet on “Driving Tours and Short Walks” in County Sligo.
In 1998 Mary completed a design and layout for a granite slab 5ft x 4ft overlooking Lough Gara. In 1997 she was commissioned to make a series of drawings to illustrate a guide to flora and fauna of Hazelwood and Doorly Park nature trail.
Mary Rohan’s work is represented in collections in Ireland, UK, Germany and Denmark and USA.