Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland | 12th-28th September 2017
John is a retired banker ...born and bred in Dublin!He has been living in Swords for almost 40 years. John has been painting for about 8 years and he built a studio in the back garden when he retired 4 years ago.
John is a member of Skerries Harbour Art Group and the AIB Art Society. Have exhibited my work in a number of exhibitions in Skerries and AIB Bankcentre. He is also a member of Malahide Art Works Gallery and displays his paintings on the railings of the tennis club in Malahide on Sundays over the summer months.
John also has paintings on display in The Pavillions in Swords every third Saturday of the month.
EDUCATION 2015-17: IADT, M.A Art, Research & Collaboration‚ Honours degree awarded 2011-15: DIT‚ B.A(Hons) Fine Art
2017 187th RHA annual Exhibition Peer Critique with Marcus Cope, RHA, Dublin Painters Talking Paint, the LAB, Dublin
2016 Statecraft, Irish Museum Modern Art, Dublin Artwaves, Skerries Mills, Co Dublin
2015 Marc Guinan in conversation with Dr. Maeve Connolly, Dráiocht, Dublin Quantum Leap, Foundation 15 Festival, Offaly 'What is Painting?‚' Solo Exhibition, Draiocht, Dublin Final Year Graduation Show, Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin
AWARDS Fingal Artist in Residency Award, 2017 (extended) Fingal Arts Bursary Award, 2017 Fingal Artist in Residency Award, 2016 (extended) Fingal Arts Bursary Award, 2016 Fingal Artist in Residency Award, 2015 Fingal Arts Bursary Award, 2015 Excellence in Fine Art Award presented by Evans Arts, 2015
Olga was born in Balbriggan, a self taught artist who has been painting for many years currently working on a collection of paintings to exhibit in my first solo exhibition. Painting in Acrylic, watercolour and oils. I try to spend most of my free time painting in my studio at home. I have sold several pieces over the years and enjoy creating new pieces.
Jason is a Dublin artist whose work emerged during the Irish economic recession that began in 2008. His practice is reactive to issues of political and financial instability in Ireland, Europe and the world at large and the ensuing social difficulties it creates.
Jason graduated from The University of Ulster in 2009 with an MFA and he achieved his BA in Fine Art from DIT in 2007. Throughout his career he has used a variety of media including sculptural installation, printmaking, drawing and photography to explore these events. His work finds itself drawn towards a moment in time and capturing history's fleeting nature. He employs ephemeral materials such as sand, water and earth in his practice along with more traditional artistic materials, often creating a sense of unease within the works.
Jason was resident artist with Draiocht arts Centre and the Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT during 2016. He has exhibited with Draiocht, Platform Arts Belfast and The Linenhalls Mayo, Rua Red, Signal arts centre, Limerick Printmakers and was part of Foundation 14 and Tulca ‚'Seachange‚' 2015. Jason is also in the Imago Mundi - Contemporary Artists from Ireland 2016, Luciano Benetton Collection and received a Fingal Arts bursary in 2016.
Elizabeth obtained her BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Ireland. Upon graduation she was awarded a Post Graduate Bursary for the Backwater Artist Group Studios, where she was given a studio for a year. She has exhibited in Cork, Dublin, London, and most recently New York.
EDUCATION B.A. (Honours) Degree in Fine Art, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (2008-2009) B.A. (Ordinary) Degree in Fine Art. CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (2005-2008)
Solo Shows 2010 ‘Escape’, Baldoyle Library, Dublin 2010 ‘New Works’, Backwater Artists Group Studios, Cork
Recent Group Exhibitions 2015 Backwater Artist Group Exhibition, Cork, Ireland 2014 'For The Love of NY', The Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA 2014 ‘Comuniart’, The Brownswood, London, UK 2012 Work on show at Gallery No.6, Dublin 2012 Group Show, Henchy’s, Cork 2010 Group Show, Henchy’s, Cork 2010 ‘Seven Wonders’, Artistic Alliance, The Grainstore, Ballymaloe, Cork 2010 ‘Happiness’, The Lavitt Gallery, Cork 2010 Group Show,The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin
AWARDS Backwater Artists Group Bursary 2009/2010
COLLECTIONS Cork Institute of Technology
Anne is a Dublin based artist in her 50's, she has been inspired to place colour on paper or canvas since a small child. Self taught, she has travelled the world with her watercolours.
Anne is a regular participant in The Arts in Action Festival, Drogheda and Farmleigh, Dublin, where she displays her artwork and teaches watercolour classes to adults. She values her teaching experiences as having increased her perspective as an artist.
Anne has taken part in many exhibitions at Café Provence in Malahide, Bay Restaurant in Clontarf, Cows Lane Studio in Temple Bar, CRC Clontarf. Her very successful watercolours and oils are much valued and she is regularly commissioned for pieces for weddings gifts.
This isn't Ruby . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
This isn't Sharon. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Sharon works as an artist in many disciplines: she is a mask-maker, photographic artist, painter, sculptor, writer and actor and has a Masters in Dance from University of Limerick. She has exhibited her work in Ireland, the UK and Canada and worked extensively as an actor on stage, in films and television, and on radio. She also writes for various radio programmes for RTE.
Noel was born in Skerries, North County Dublin. Although his formal art education was in the School of Art Dun Laoghaire, he considers himself to be a self taught artist. After some years working as a draughtsman / graphic designer / technical illustrator in Dublin, London, and Co. Donegal, he now lives and works in his home town of Skerries, where the maritime traditions of the area are his main inspiration. He works in watercolours, oil, acrylic, lithography and sculpture. Noel has work in private collections in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
EXHIBITIONS The Iontas Small Works The Oireachtas The Royal Ulster Academy, (RUA) The Ulster Arts Club, Belfast Annual Open Numerous Group Shows throughout Ireland
Solo Exhibitions Skerries Mills Ardgillan Castle Parachute Café Gallery Village Art Gallery Skerries
Awards Ulster Arts Club Painting Award 1995 Boyle Open 2015 (3rd. Prize)
Brenda was born in Marino but have lived most of my life in Balbriggan. I have four adult children and one grandchild. I work full-time as a medical secretary but I have always had a love of drawing. I am part of Skerries Art School for the past number of years and through this weekly class I have been greatly encouraged to experiment with a lot of other media which I thoroughly enjoy. My work has been exhibited in several venues in north County Dublin including Skerries Mills, Rush Library, Ardgillen Castle and The Gourmet Food Parlour, Swords.
A native of Skerries, Karen is a self-taught, amateur artist working mainly in oils and textiles. Recent work has been influenced by local artist Dave West. Most of her life has been spent working with children, both in schools and at home. Her greatest passion is facilitating children's artworks. "My aim is to maintain the unbridled joy of 'art-making' experienced in childhood and to bring this confidence into adulthood. I believe there are no mistakes in art, just 'Serendipities'.
Hello, my name is Deirdre (AKA SidelineArt).
SidelineArt is my artistic hobby. I work on creating not only traditional oil paintings, but also pattern and illustration design.
I have a range of 'Skerries' themed merchandise available to buy too. You may have seen my 'Skerries Lanes' and 'Skerries Beaches' tote bags around. I created these touches of nostalgia for visitors and Skerry-ites alike.
I have my first solo exhibition at the end of the year at Skerries Mills.
artist/ teacher /craftsperson /jewellery maker
Siobhan was born in Co. Cork 60 years ago to small farmers, turf cutters, craftspeople, lovers of outdoors, music, books and the Irish language. With a background in Primary Education and extensive experience of art and craft teaching Siobhan took early retirement to concentrate on her own art and craft practice.
Siobhan now paints primarily in oils. She also works in silver, bronze, copper and wood to create her jewellery and sculptures.
Aileen lives in North Dublin and is part of the North Dublin Drawing group who meet in Malahide. She has studied in NCAD and in the RHA school. She exhibits in Greenacres gallery in Wexford and as part of the arts collective, FreeRange, in the Athena Room, upstairs in the Sol gallery, Dawson Street.
Her work has been chosen for the RHA Open Submission in 2010.
Aisling Dunne is an artist from Skerries, Co. Dublin. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and art projects in Ireland and Australia. In 2011, she completed a MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy with University College Dublin.
Ray took the opportunity to retire in 2011 and embraced the opportunity to delve into the arts especially with a camera.
Having tried silversmithing with Ed Cook of Waylands Forge in Skerries I was soon besotted with the joys of creating and, of course, his renowned black coffee... Soon after I began creating ceramic pieces with Tom of Skerries Art School and again found I loved creating pieces.
My preference for materials is unquestionably mixed media which allows me explore my pieces in wood, bronze, copper silver and ceramics.
Born in 1992, Rebecca Jane Dolan is a contemporary oil painter based in the North of Dublin. Practicing primarily in portraiture, her works aim to capture the personality and likeness of the subject in a wholly naturalistic manner. Models are carefully transferred onto linen through the 'Sight-Size' method, a technical approach employed by Old Master painters such as Velázquez and Van Dyck, as well as the modern portraitist John Singer Sargent. The use of a camera is totally avoided in order to free the artist to alter her composition when beauty presents itself in the spontaneous nature of painting from life.
After spending two years in Florence, Italy pursuing the tradition of atelier teaching at Charles H. Cecil Studios she completed her studies in fine art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
I work and live in Balrothery, North County Dublin. I am an Artist, Woodworker and Storyteller.
Deirdre lives in Loughshinny, Skerries, Co. Dublin. She gained a BA (Hons) Visual Arts Practice, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, and a Rhodec Diploma in Interior Design, Griffith College, Dublin. She also has a background in General & Paediatric Nursing.
Deirdre's solo show 'Henrietta's Dance' at deAppendix's alternative art space, Blackrock, Co Dublin in 2013 was critically well received. She has exhibited in a broad range of arts spaces - temporary, commercial, public spaces and studios, including Rua Red Community Arts Centre café; Market Studios, Dublin; Tallaght Hospital; Block T, Dublin; O'Connell Bridge, Dublin; Irish Philosophical Society's Cultural Day at Townley Hall, Co Meath in November 2015.
Deirdre has worked collaboratively with groups such as Autonomous Republic of Creative Practitioners and on projects including, 'Temporary Autonomous Zone', 'Tactic Project', 'Redundant', 'Temporary Measures' and 'Lying in Wait'.
Her work was exhibited at the 18th IPOS World Congress - 'Psycho- Oncology, Science, Art & Practice Bridging the Gaps' in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin October 2016; Seminar for International Perspectives on Arts and Health at the Trinity Centre for Learning and Development, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, May 2015; Gender, Medicine and the Body Conference at Trinity College Dublin, March 2015.
Her mini documentary 'The Way Back Home', which was created in collaboration with dance artist Ailish Claffey, was recently first screened at 'Sensing Movement': A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght in July 2017
Deirdre published her case study about her Tallaght Hospital Artist-in- Residence project ‚'Lying in Wait' on www.artsandhealth.ie in June 2015
She has worked as a part-time lecturer in Arts & Humanities at DCU School of Nursing 2016 - 2017
She has received several residency awards such as Artist-in-Residence, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24; The Boathouse Residency, Loughshinny, Co. Dublin, through Fingal County Council; The Digital Media Residency Award at Fire Station Studios, Dublin 1
This isn't Ciara. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Ciara is a visual artist who has a practice based in paper and drawing. She uses line work and monochrome colour palettes to explore abstract movement.
O'Brien graduated from NCAD Fine Print in 2015
Lorraine began painting in earnest 2 years ago - attending Dave West's art classes in Ardgillan. A qualified and award winning photographer, she has been working in RTÉ for the past 20 years. In 2016 Lorraine was the winner of the ArtWaves People's choice, as part of the prize she held a very successful solo exhibition in Skerries Mills, 2017. Lorraine recently won 2nd place at Dublin Plein Air Festival, at the Seamus Ennis Center, June 2017.
Elizabeth is Irish, born in Dublin city in 1953, she graduated from NCAD in 1970s with a Fine Art Degree in painting
She now lives and works in Balbriggan. Her art practice is figurative and she has a particular interest in pastel painting. Elizabeth has won several awards for pastel work and she is a member of the Pastel Society of England.
Elizabeth also has an interest in printmaking - particularly wood block and drypoint.
Mark is a 26 year old Dublin born artist and art teacher. Having had an interest in art from an early age Mark went on to complete a number of commissioned works and exhibitions prior to entering Crawford College of Art & Design where he would complete a Fine Art Degree in Addition to a Masters in Art & Design Education. During this time Mark has completed a number of solo exhibitions in both Cork and Dublin as well numerous group shows featuring a range of media including painting, installation and film. At present Mark is currently involved in a number of local exhibitions while also teaching secondary school art in Balbriggan.
Mark studied architecture at UCD and is a registered architect. Mark has received several commendations and prizes for original drawings and his architectural practice, Strand Architects, is located in Baldoyle Community Hall.
Niamh is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's picture books and the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior's animated pre-school series Henry Hugglemonster. She is a creative advocate and the former Children's Laureate of Ireland (2012-2014).
Niamh has directed episodes of Henry Hugglemonster, exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions, designed sets for theatre productions, run innumerable workshops for children and adults, lectured at seminars and festivals, contributed press reviews and has undertaken various illustration commissions. She is the co-founder of Towers and Tales, the Lismore Children's Book Festival and Bookbag a book gifting initiative run in conjunction with Brown Bag Films and Children's Books Ireland.
Nunce is a visual artist working and living in Skerries. I have been painting for approximately 15 years. My tutors have been Dave West, Clodagh McDonagh and more recently Daniel Lipstein. I have taken part in a number of exhibitions including 'Faces of Fingal' and Artwaves 2016. These exhibitions have resulted in sales of my works.
I have been 'Artist in the School' numerous times for the Soundwaves Festival. As part of these projects, I have involved Transition Students from Skerries Community College. This has always been a very creative and enjoyable experience for all involved. I currently teach arts and crafts to children aged 4-12yrs in Art House, Mornington as well as facilitating art for seniors at the Day Care centre in Skerries.
I have been on the SoundWaves Committee for a number of years. I have always felt privileged to be on this Committee as, over the years, I have met a large number of very creative and talented people. I am a board member of Skerries Community Association. I am also on the Committee of Skerries Age Friendly and it is our ambition to bring the arts to older people.
Kathryn has been involved in various art forms over the years. She has frequently attended art classes for various periods for the last two decades and participated in Group Exhibitions in the Gallery at Ardgillan.
Kathryn has been involved in organising many arts events and exhibitions, including with Balbriggan & Ashbourne Chambers of Commerce; The School of Philosophy at Townley Hall; WildeAboutArt at Brasco's, Skerries; and through her Eíru Craft Store she assisted many Irish artists and craftspersons to build a sustainable arts practise.
Recently Kathryn has been involved in organising Art Holidays and is continuing to explore this as a side interest. Over the last 5 years photography has become an increasing passion alongside her longtime interest in painting.
Phoebe was born in Boston, USA. she is 19 years old and currently studying Painting and Visual Culture in NCAD.
Irish, 45 years of age, graphics background and education. Images published in various magazines, newspapers and online news sites such as the journal.ie and lovindublin. Twice awarded from the wiki loves monuments photo competition. Currently focused this year on short film making.
Deborah is a local artist living in Malahide who has been painting for the past ten years, mostly under the direction and tutelage of local artist and art teacher, Dave West. Inspired by the Fingal coastline, which she photographs for a twitter feed called The Velvet Strand, her work includes oil paintings of Malahide village at dusk, scenes from Ardgillan Demesne and a series of coastal road scenes between Malahide and Portmarnock.
Earlier works include oil paintings of the Skerries coastline and pastels of lighthouses and coastal villages. She also paints Still Life scenes depicting modern fruit and tableware. Deborah is currently studying History of Art at Trinity College and, as a busy mother of two and treasures every moment spent painting.
This isn't Peggy. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Laura is 18 years old. Born in Ireland, currently living in Skerries. Attended Skerries Community College from 2011-2017. Attended art classes for 10+ years . Attending NCAD in September 2017.
Elizabeth is a visual artist living and working in Dublin. She completed a MFA in Painting at NCAD in 2014 and a BA in Painting at DIT in 2002. She has exhibited abroad in Finland and Estonia. Recent shows in Ireland include; ‚'A Painting Show‚' in Queen Street Studios & Gallery Belfast, 'Dog Days‚' in Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise, ‚'The End' at SOMA Contemporary, Waterford, and "The Model presents Cairde Visual", Sligo.
Dawn is a 34 year old self-taught artist originally from Co. Kerry. Her desire for communication and expression have always been influential in determining her pathways to happiness.
She attained a BA in Multimedia in 2005 before working as a portrait photographer in Cork City.
Dawn is lucky enough to have travelled the world and even luckier to have been able to return to the country that she loves so much.
She moved to Dublin in 2013 and has been living a 'dual-life' since then - primary teacher by day and aspiring artist by night.
Dawn's first exhibition was in June 2017, as part of K-Fest Music and Arts Festival in Killorglin , Co. Kerry.
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Enda is a visual artist based in north Dublin. After returning from extended travels in foreign lands, he began his journey into art in 2011. He studied Art & Sculpture at Whitehall College, then at Bray Institute and is currently studying Graphic Design. His work draws upon elements of mythology, psychology, mysticism and science.
He has exhibited locally and nationally at including 2015's Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens. His work has also featured as cover art for both musicians and authors.
Lauren is a recent graduate from the National College of Art & Design. She is 21 years old, from Dublin and grew up in the countryside just outside of Skerries. She began art class with Skerries Art School at the age of 4 and began working there as a teaching assistant when she was 16.
Lauren won a special merit award from the Texaco Art Competition in 2013 through the art school. She specialised in Textile Art & Artefact within the School of Fine Art during my time at NCAD. Lauren took part in 2 public exhibitions in Powerscourt Townhouse and Ardgillan Castle within the last year. She also works part-time with Country Crest as a chalkboard artist, face painter; also creating displays at each of their major festivals such as Bloom.
After graduating from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with a BA (HONS) in Textile Design, Hannah was immediately accepted into a Graduate Placement in one of London's well established Design Studios, Keelor Gordon Ltd. She began as an intern under Textile Designer and Creative Director, Lucy Keelor and within the course of five months worked her way up to becoming part of the print design team across a range of women's wear clothing brands.
This experience has given Hannah a rounded knowledge of the retail business and the ability to work in a changeable, trend-driven environment with numerous deadlines. Hannah's versatility as a designer is her strength. She has designed prints for packaging, labelling, a range of garments, scarves, bags, footwear and swimwear. Her prints have regularly been featured in national press and media.
C.V. Jim Kilgarriff Born 1945 in Staffordshire of Irish Grandparents. 1967 moved to Ireland 1968-1978 worked as a Graphic Designer. 1979-2008 Art Teacher in St. Joseph's Sec. School Rush
I am a visual artist based in Fingal. I have lived my life in Ireland though I was born in England in 1953. I lived in Ballyconnell Co. Cavan for over 20 years where I raised a family of five children. On returning to Dublin I had the opportunity to attend the evening CEAD classes at NCAD. I studied for the diploma when it became available and I received a First Honours. I then continued as a full-time student in NCAD and gained a First honours Degree in Fine Art in the Sculpture Dept. in 2015. I was commended both in Visual Culture and the Undergraduate Awards. I have just completed a Masters in Fine Art at NCAD and am currently listed for the RDS Visual Arts Award. I have exhibited in F.E. MacWilliams Gallery in Banbridge, The Arches in Glasgow, The O’Reilly Hall in UCD, K-Fest, The Market Studios, Steambox and NCAD.
Education 2010~2013 Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Co. Dublin. BTEC Higher National Diploma in Textile Fiber Art. FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Art.
2003~2004Liberties College, Co. Dublin. FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Art.
Achievements March 2014“Nature Through Art” Exhibition at Castle Espie Gallery, Co. Down. July~Aug 2013 “Signal Open” Exhibition at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow May 2013 ESBI International Art Competition. May 2013“Barking Dog” Exhibition at Avenue Road Gallery, Dublin 8. Exhibitors included final year graduate students fromIllustration, Graphics and Textile Fiber Art HND Diploma courses March 2013“Nature Through Art” Exhibition at Castle Espie Gallery, Co. Down. Sept 2004 “Our Heritage” Photographic Exhibition at Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Interests Attending art exhibitions, Yoga, cycling, team sports, chess, cooking, fishing, gardening, puzzles, quiz shows, archery andhistorical combat re-enactment.
Adelle grew up on a farm in Westmeath in the 70s, more fun than it sounds. She moved to Brussels, Belgium to work for the European Union in her late teens. Always creative by nature, she wished to balance the bureaucracy of office life and this was when she commenced a life-long interest in creative inspired evening classes. Returning to Ireland at the end of the 90’s, Adelle continued to fulfil her need for creativity with classes varying from bronze casting, stone masonry, creative writing, hand building ceramics, and throwing pottery on the wheel, to name a few. She eventually took a short course in ceramics in NCAD which gave her the confidence to finally undertake ceramics as a possible career path. She worked on a voluntary basis for potter Colm de Ris for a short period and continued working at home from her kitchen table. Recently, Adelle set up a small purpose built studio at her home in Donabate where she is continually developing her own immerging style. She is introducing local children to tactile calming play with clay and plans to introduce workshops in the future. Later this year, Adelle will present some of her work at a showcase in the Midlands, returning to her roots. Adelle plans to return to the full time study of ceramics and glazing when her children are at an age where that is feasible, but for now is continuing to develop her skills and refine her style.
Roger studied in WRTC in Waterford, mainly specialising in sculpture. Since then further exploring painting, sculpture and mixed media working in materials as diverse as oil and other painting media to concrete and wood.
Most of his work revolves around the portrait and figurative art, with the occasional presence of archetypal and symbolic influences gleaned from an interest and enthusiasm for myths, literature and music.
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Stephen was born in the UK in 1952, brought up near Wimbledon. He obtained a BSc in Physics from University College London, followed by a years postgraduate work in High Energy Nuclear Physics.
This science background was balanced by a keen interest in the visual arts. Stephen was inspired by London's galleries, including the Tate at Millbank (eg Turner, Cezanne, Kokoschka, De Chirico and Rothko) and the plaster courts in the V&A. So he then took a Foundation Art Course at the City Literary Institute, Drury Lane with James Burr and Michael Horn.
Stephen taught mathematics in the East End of London for 30 years. Then, on retirement, he moved with his Irish wife to live in Fingal, swapping a terraced house for a house in a field! This gave him the freedom to reignite his visual creativity and helped by local artist, Dave West, he is now painting landscape and farming scenes from North County Dublin.
Jim was born in Longford in 1951, he moved to north Co.Dublin in 1961. He has worked at carpentry and joinery all his life.
Jim has exhibited paintings in exhibitions at Skerries Mills and in Libraries throughout Fingal. He has been selling work since 2015 and in that short period of time has sold almost 90 paintings.
Matt was born in Dublin and is sixty six years of age. He studied art history in Trinity College Dublin as well as graduating with a BA (Hons) in Visual Art Practice from the Institute of Art and Design & Technology (IADT) in 2009. Matt received an award for being the most outstanding student at the IADT conferring ceremony in 2009. His work has featured on the Late Late Show and has had many exhibitions of his work over the years in venues such as: The Bank of Ireland Art Centre, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Ardgillan Castle, and NCAD.
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Maurice Harmon, Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin, was educated there and at Harvard University. He is a well known scholar and critic who has published studies of Sean O’Faolain, Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Heaney and others.
Maurice also wrote the definitive biography of Sean O’Faolain. His Selected Essays appeared in 2006 and contains readings of Irish writers over three centuries. He is also a poet and translator.
When Love Is Not Enough: New and Selected Poems appeared in 2010. His most recent collection, Hoops of Holiness appeared in 2016. Other collections are The Last Regatta, The Doll with Two Backs, The Mischievous Boy and Loose Connections.
His translation of Acallam na Senorach, one of the great collections of medieval Irish prose and poetry, came out in 2009 with the title The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland. He is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review.
Robert was born in Dublin, Ireland 1964, he studied Fine Art at Dun Laoghaire School of Art, Dublin, Ireland. Robert has been painting full time for over 17 yrs and has established a growing reputation in Ireland and internationally.
He is native of Malahide, a coastal village north of Dublin city. Robert's studio was for nine years situated high on the most easterly point of Howth head. From here he was inspired by the land and seascapes that stretch as far as the mountains of Mourne in the north, to the coast of Wales in the east. Today he paints at his studio in Donabate and on the nearby beaches and shores.
His work is also inspired by his maritime heritage. His grandfather saw the Titanic at Cobh and witnessed the victims of the Lusitania. He is very influenced by Lambay island and the wreck of the John Tayleur. A .jpeg image of his popular ‘Beacon’ series of paintings was accepted by NASA to travel aboard the Osiris Rex spacecraft and will travel 5bn kms in space to return in 2025. Robert has recently been honoured to be the first Irish artist in forty years to be represented by the esteemed Galerie Artis, Pont- Aven, France. This village is at the historical heart of impressionist painting. He is currently exhibiting his highly successful 'Beacon' paintings there.
Niamh is a self taught artist, . . .she has 'blown-in' to Rush from Dublin city. For the last 15 years she has been happily living in Fingal and making her art.
Sarah is an Irish Artist who lives in Howth, Co Dublin. She graduated from NCAD in 1994. She is represented by The Doorway Gallery, in Dublin. Sarah has an upcoming exhibition in December 2017 in The Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul. Sarah's artwork can be viewed on her website: www.sarahgallagherart.com and you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook
Mainly self-taught, I have painted all my life, the catalyst being the gift of oil paints from my sister at an early age. In fact I have an oil painting that I painted when I was twelve years old.
I have had numerous solo and group exhibitions and exhibit annually at Art Source, RDS and The Edinburgh Art Fair Scotland. I have also exhibited at the Affordable Art Fairs in Amsterdam, London and Bristol.
For the last three years I have been selected for the Jack & Jill Foundation, where I painted a giant egg (Innocence), a lifesize pig (Blossom) and lastly a giant Hare (Spring is in the Hare).
I am represented by The Doorway Gallery, Dublin, Gallery 1608, Bushmills, The Warehouse Gallery, Derry, The Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Kildare, The Kinsale Gallery, Cork, Whitethorn Gallery, Galway. In the UK I am represented by The Stirling Gallery, Morningside Gallery, Tallentyre Gallery and Art World Gallery.
As well as my personal work I have taken on various commissions including a large body of work for the Hotel Isaacs, in Dublin and Cork. My paintings can also be seen in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny, Sheraton Hotel in Athlone and Lismore House Hotel in Lismore, Co. Waterford. Private collectors include, Actor - Brendan Gleeson, Designer - Laney Keogh, Actor - Aongus Og McAnally. Irish rugby Cap. - Niall Hogan, TV and radio presenter - Matt Cooper.
This isn't Dora. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Dora has been attending the Skerries Art School for several years and works mainly in ceramics
Kevin is an amateur artist who was born in Loughshinny, Co. Dublin on Jan 1980. He has been living in the Fingal area all his life and currently resides in Rush with his family. He has been working with An Post for nearly a decade.
Kevin started making art as a very young child and he has always had a passion for it. He studied art as a subject in secondary school and continued art as a hobby for many years after. He finds that when he is working on a piece it helps him to unwind and relax.
Only recently has Kevin begun to sell work, most of the sales have come through Facebook. Feel free to check it out:
EDUCATION MA Textile Design National College of Art & Design | 2006 – 2008
BA Art & Design Education (First Class Honours) National College of Art & Design | 2001 – 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Knit & Stitch Show, RDS | 2016 MAKE 2 Symposium & Exhibition, Crawford College, Cork | March 2015 Culture Craft, Derry City of Culture Exhibition | August 2013 Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork | June 2013 Crafting Type (OFFSET 2012)| March 2012 RHA 180th Annual Exhibition | May 2010 NCAD Gallery | June 2009 Art Ireland, RDS | November 2008 RDS National Crafts Competition and Travelling Exhibition | August 2008 Draíocht Arts Centre | May 2008 RDS National Crafts Competition & Travelling Exhibition | June 2007
Mary Jo McGuire
Mary Jo hasn't supplied us with any further information
Maeve is a Graduate of NCAD. She lives in Swords and is currently teaching art at second level.
Deborah is originally from Galway and is an Actor/Writer/VO/Artist She graduated from NUIG with a BA(Hons) in literature and went on to complete an MA in Design from DIT.
Deborah has painted for many years, with Dave West as tutor for the past 7 years. She has completed a year long part-time course in NCAD on 'The Premise of Oil Painting'.
Róisín is a self-taught multi-media artist based in Skerries who is married to Brian and is the proud mum of Seán, Oscar and Lily.
She co-ordinated the award winning Arts Programme with Women's Aid for several years before working on her own as an independent art facilitator and later establishing her creative enterprise The LoveBird Gallery.
Most of Róisín's artwork is commission based and Carlingford Design House has commissioned 12 pieces in the last year alone. She is working hard to expand her current photographic portfolio and to explore new and exciting artistic ideas.
Niall is an archaeologist, painter, photographer, sailor, gardener, author and editor. He has won the Artist's Rest Open-Submission in 2015 and came second in the Taste of Fingal Photography Competition 2017. Niall has been painting in Skerries since 2002.
Jessica lives in Balbriggan and is currently working in Malahide, she is 22 years old. She has always had a passion for art and has been building her portfolio since she left school.
I am a product designer and artist based in Skerries, North Co Dublin with a Goan, Portuguese and African heritage. I moved to Ireland in the summer of 2015 from North London in the UK after graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in Furniture & Product Design, certified by the Royal College of Art (1995).
Over the years I have created a number of bespoke products and pieces of furniture for individual clients. My work is often inspired by Geometric Design, Minimalist Design, Surrealism and Appropriation in Art.
Currently as part of August Craft Month 2017 in Northern Ireland I am exhibiting work (“Gasket Heads”) at Synergy Studios in Newcastle for ManCraft: an exploration of “craft work by men for men”.
The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun has also recently agreed to display my work in their Eco Store along side other Irish producers whose products exemplify a reuse or sustainable ethos.
Janet is an Irish born artist from Dublin. who has been living in Skerries over 30 years. She has been painting for over 20 yrs, and meeting regularly with a group of artists who paint together and regularly critique, each other's work.
Janet has travelled extensively with her plein air painting including places such as Roundstone, Connemara and Condeon in France. Janet also participated in the recent Dublin Plein Air Art Festival 2017.
This isn't Marie. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Marie is a Malahide based artist who for the last 20 years has concentrated on oil painting with a focus on the landscape of Fingal. Her paintings are in collections of O.P.W,Fingal County Librarys, Dept.Justice, Beaumont Hospital, CRC.
arie was accepted in the Royal Ulster Academy in 2008, 2009. She also received an Art per Cent commission from the H.S.E in 2015. Marie currently works part-time as an Art Facilitator with the H.S.E
This isn't Bernie. . . , she is even more mysterious than the Mona Lisa, because unlike Lisa, she doesn't take selfies!
Anna is a native Londoner, who has lived in the Fingal area since 2009. Having trained in art many years ago, she has recently rediscovered her love of painting.
Ursula was born in Germany, where she graduated from the RWTH Aachen in Fine Art and History.
She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and venues in both Ireland and abroad, including solo shows in the European Parliament in Brussels, the Deutsche Bank in Düsseldorf, and the Daffodil Gallery in Skerries. Today her work can be found in the Doorway Gallery in Dublin and the Kildare Gallery at Carton House in Maynooth.
As a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club she is taking part in their Annual Exhibition and recently had work selected for the Royal Hibernian Exhibition in Dublin.
Several commissions for churches in Ireland (Lettermullen, Tir an Fhia, Kilconly) involved complete refurbishment, design of furniture, paintings and wooden sculptures. Last year she completed a bronze bust of Eoin McNeill, commissioned by Conradh na Gaeilge.
This isn't Niall... he is even more mysterious than Vincent, because unlike Vinty, he doesn't take selfies and he still has both ears!
Niall is an amateur artist, he grew up in Inchicore, Dublin 8. One of a family of twelve, a number of his siblings are also creative artists or have been engaged with art and creativity in their own work and personal lives.
From a young age, Niall has had strong connections with Skerries, spending many family holidays in the town, and more recently has made Skerries his home.
Eileen was born and reared in Rush, Co. Dublin. She is moving towards 70 years of age and she is a self taught artist. Eileen really began to develop her love for art once her children were 'reared', but she says that she always loved painting since she was a child.
Eileen has had solo exhibitions, exhibited in group shows, and festivals, and won a number of art competitions.
Leonard was recently considered for the London East End painting Prize, Leonard Sexton received an equivalent Bachelor of Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, majoring in painting. He sights conversations with the painter Patrick Graham, as forming the major part of this training.
In a career spanning nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, Leonard has exhibited in England, Ireland, and the US and has had work shown at major Art Fairs. His work forms a part of many private collections. His Broken Halo series completed in 2008, is housed in part of Dublin's U.C.D. University Campus. Since then his painting has tried to personalize and draw comparisons between various social and political ideals.
Titles of bodies of work from the last decade, which can be drawn for future exhibitions, include: The Ballad of Arthur Mac Bride the negotiating of lives. Images from the Life of a Dancer their connection to the world outside The over Familiar the inclusion of all in one space. A matter of Unsustainable weight depicting the structures and weakness of mankind A London room the awareness of waiting and what we do in time, and currently Dante's Inferno a large body of work influenced by the text of the Medieval Italian poet and philosopher.
Louise has been a Textile Designer for 25 years and an Art Educator for 20 years at Ballyfermot College of Further Education Louise worked with Lainey Keogh, the Irish fashioner designer between 1997 and 2000. She has exhibited widely both nationally (with The Crafts Council, exhibiting at R.D.S and in various other venues) and internationally (Chelsea Crafts Fair in London; at 'Convergence' in Milwaukee; and most recently at the Textile Biennial 'Scythia' in Ukraine)
Louise's work has been featured in national and international press media: Irish Times; Image Magazine; London Magazine; Style Magazine in The Sunday Times. Among the awards she has received is the Lillias Mitchell Award/Stand at R.D.S.