Tributes to accomplished Mayo artist John Mayock on his passing

The death of John Mayock, Cunnagher, Ross, Castlebar, is widely mourned.

One of the county's best known and most respected artists, he was a former lecturer in fine art and visual art at Dublin Institution of Technology (DIT).

Predeceased by his father Paul and brother Gerard, he is deeply regretted by his heartbroken mother Maureen, sisters Paula, Breda and Emer, girlfriend Sinead Walsh, nephews and nieces Diarmuid, Lughaidh, Rosa, Louisa, Iosaf, Saoirse and Líadan, brothers-in-law Robbie Harris and Dónal Siggins, relatives, neighbour and friends, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

Many warm tributes have been paid to the deceased on the condolences page of the death notices website,

One stated: "John made the world of difference to my time in college, he was so encouraging to us all and genuine.

"He really cared for all his students and none of us have forgotten that. A wonderfully unique man, he’ll be hugely missed."

Another person said: "He was a powerful presence at DIT school of Art & Design in Portland Row and Sherkin Island. An extremely talented artist and teacher with a huge heart and endless generosity, he was loved by us all, staff and students alike."

A further tribute observed: "John was my tutor in college and he was very influential. His kindness, talent, positivity and guidance left a lasting impression on me. The world is a poorer place without his gentle soul."

His funeral is private.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.