Maire has been teaching fine art in adult education for 28 years, delivering a full range of courses, including mainstream classes, accredited and non-accredited and working with the Learning Difficulties department.
Her enthusiasm for community work was first sparked during her years as an art & craft Specialist with Tower Hamlets and Lewisham Early Years Service. She now works with the community department in Morley, in recent years teaching art and craft subjects, including sewing & English and making crafts to sell.
She does this as well as working as a professional artist, exhibiting in major galleries, undertaking public art commissions and selling her art. Whenever possible she likes to bring knowledge from her other passions, tailoring and design, wildlife gardening and fine cookery, into play in her teaching work.