Kaye Maahs (b. 1970) is a professional artist based in the west of Ireland who graduated as a mature student in 2015 with a BA in Fine Art from the Centre of Creative Arts & Media Campus, Galway. Her practice is devoted to painting. Her work is inspired by observations and musings made when out in the landscape, documented through photography. Nevertheless, it is the residue of these moments that informs her paintings as Maahs’ paintings are never made directly from life, instead they evolve naturally within the solitude of her studio space. In a sense it is the emotional that dictates the visual within her work as Maahs relies on her gut and instinct in reinterpreting the experience through the language of paint.