Mary Leen Tralee Stained GlassMary J. Leen is a contemporary stained glass artist and public art creator. She works full time on public and private commissions plus private work for exhibitions. To date she has successfully created 7 percent for art schemes in schools and has worked extensively for Kerry County Council on various art projects around the county. She featured on RTE’s Nationwide program twice, She has been on several radio stations discussing her work including Cork’s 96fm, West Limerick 102 and Radio Kerry. Mary J. also worked on a significant job with Jameson Whiskey. She received Kerry business woman of the year two years running and received both regional and national media coverage with her art work on numerous occasions. Including being published in the Gathering book of notable Irish artist of our time. Her work is in public and private collections all over the world.
If you think stained glass is just for churches and lamps then you need to take a closer look at the unique, inspirational and emotive work Mary is creating. Mary’s work is multi-dimensional which she attributes to her training and education as well as her travel and life experience. Having completed her degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, she continued her studies to gain a Masters in Professional Design Practice from D.I.T.
Over the years she had the good fortune to study painting with the internationally renowned painter Carl N. Batternay and she did my apprenticeship in stained glass in the famous stained glass studio “Vetrate Artistiche Toscane” in Siena Italy under the artist Alberto Positiano. She also worked with her father on a part time basis hand carving and designing stone memorials and one off stone sculptures for 15 years
My Studio

The Studio

Her public work can be seen in places such as:

  • Ballyseede Castle
  • O’ Brenann National School Tralee.
  • Scoil Iosagain Faranree Cork City.
  • Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School Tralee.
  • Watergrasshill National School County Cork.
  •  Glenville National School County Cork.
  • Office of Doctor Ed Kiely, Great Ormond Street Hospital London
  • The Donal Walsh ‘Petition for Living Memorial’ CBS School Tralee.
  • The National Museum of Korea,
  • St Brendan’s Rectory Clogher, Tralee,
  • New York/ Kerry Association headquarters New York
  • Tralee Community College School.
  • The New Road in Dingle,
  • Abbeydorney Village,
  • St. Mary’s School Nenagh Tipperary,
  • Irish Government Foreign Affairs Office Dublin.