Maitiú Quinn is a 32 year old artist, born in Dublin but living outside Westport since he was 10 years of age. He is now launching his 5th collection of Mait’s Cards : Welcome Back World 2022. Maitiú looks at the world in a unique and deeply felt way. He connects with people and with the world around him through this lens. This is what his art means to him and what it means to those who see it and read his words. He constantly seeks to learn and try new things although he doesn’t find change easy. His drive to be himself and to re-create himself in the world is immense.
To achieve this ambition, like everyone else in the world, he needs some support. One of the many groups to which Maitiú belongs because they share some characteristics is the family of those with intellectual disability (ID), specifically Down Syndrome (DS). Maitiú has always been inspired by
others who helped enable him to follow his own star. He’s been especially inspired by his sister and brother. Clan Beo in Westport shed a spotlight on possibilities and Mait and his family paid attention. Hence he is a graduate in Performing Arts with Blue Teapot Theatre Company, a graduate in Art from Westport College of Further Education, a member of Arts Alive in Galway and of course has his own Mait’s Cards Business based in Westport, an enterprise supported by his friends Des and Nuala.
Mait’s Cards are his offering to the world which can warm, enlighten and fill us with joy.