Kaye Maahs is a painter and a native of Kerry who has been living and working in the Burren, County Clare since 2003. She was recently awarded an Art Council Ireland, Agility Award (2021) that will allow her time to focus on developing a new body of work in 2022. Kaye was also a recipient of the Clare Artists' Mentoring Scheme with Glor, Ennis (2020) supported by Creative Ireland & the Arts Council Ireland; her mentor was Una Sealy, RHA, Dublin. She was awarded the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award (2019) enabling her to travel to Iceland for research. Kaye's painting 'White Grandeur' was shortlisted for the 251st Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2019) and in March of the same year she was Curators Choice at the Hunt Museum, Limerick. In 2018 Kaye was an invited artist at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin. She was also a recipient of the Clare County Council's Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary Award (2017) and the Heinrich Böll Cottage Residency on Achill Island, Mayo (2017). Kaye has also been awarded residencies with the Cill Rialaig Project Residency (2016), (2019). Kaye holds a BA in Fine Art (2015) from the Centre of Creative Arts & Media, GMIT, Galway.