Maria Simonds Gooding
Born in India in 1939, Maria Simonds-Gooding moved with her family to Ireland in 1947. She studied at Dublin’s National College of Art, Le Centre de Peinture in Brussels and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1981, she became an elected member of Aosdána. Her work has featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the USA including regular shows at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork; Taylor Galleries, Dublin and the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York. Maria Simonds-Gooding lives and works on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.