Greetings Cards - Paintings by Mary Coughlan

Over the last 11 years my great friend and tireless supporter of Footsteps, Mary Coughlan has donated one of her beautiful paintings for auction at the Footsteps dinners. In that time we have raised a great deal of money towards our projects in Kenya and a few of our supporters have been able to enjoy having one of Mary's paintings on their wall.  Mary has now agreed to allow us to reproduce her paintings on greetings cards which we can offer for sale to all of you.

Mary's speciality is painting in thick oils with palette knives to create pieces with a sculptural, textured effect. Born in Tanzania and raised in Kenya, she is inspired by the vibrant colours, landscapes and distinctive light of Africa, her home. As a social anthropologist she carried out postgraduate research into Nairobi's many street children, whose lives bear many similarities to those of the children supported by Footsteps.

The cards are suitable for all occasions and you can buy a pack of ten beautiful cards for just £10


How do I buy cards?

Simply send:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your postal address if you want them posted – there will be an additional charge of £1.50 to cover postage and packing
  • your donation – £10 plus postage if appropriate. Please indicate in your email which method you choose to use and include Ref: Cards ‘Your Name’ on your payment.

Email to and we'll do the rest.