***PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY REGARDING COVID-19 ALL CLASSES IN THE STUDIO ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. Physical classes will reopen in the late summer. I am currently reconfiguring the studio to allow for social distancing. Art classes are running via zoom at present. If you are interested in attending an art class please contact me.
Don't forget the learning continues outside the studio! Over the coming months there will be plenty of fun events to encourage you to showcase your talents, set new goals, get to know fellow students, and have some craic along the way!
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Congratulations to our Lions Club Art Exhibition 2020 Winners and Artists !!
Well done to all students who entered the Lions Club Art Exhibition 2020, in Wexford Arts Centre. The standard was higher than ever. Putting your artworks 'out there' on public display for the first time can be daunting, but it can also be extremely rewarding. And, some of you were rewarded! Congratulations to all of you who won prizes, merit awards, special mention from the judges and to those who sold works.
In the adult category both Danny O'Gorman and Mairead Coleman took home well deserved awards. Student Jessica Ruane won the overall youth category award with her study of a woman and Jesse O'Sullivan won the under ten years prize with his vibrant artwork of penguins. The judges also made mention of the stunning artworks by other students and several art students sold works to members of the public. So, all in all, a great success and well done to all those who who took part, especially those who were brave enough to exhibit their artworks for the first time!
Danny O'Gormans prize winning entry, pictured below.
Award winner Mairead Colemans still life
Talented student Jessica Ruane won the overall youth award for her study of a woman reclining.
Prize winner Jesse O'Sulivan pictured below with his colourful penguins artwork.
Wexford Council Mosaic Installed!
After many months of burning the midnight oil, my mosaic artworks for the newly refurbished Wexford Borough Council Building in Wexford Town have been installed. I am extremely pleased with the result and delighted to have the opportunity to display the mosaic artworks on the site at the Bull Ring in the heart of Wexford Town. The response to these pieces has been overwhelming and I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to create something that shall hopefully be part of the aesthetic fabric of the center of Wexford for many years to come. The mosaics on the facade of the upper floors of the building depict scenes from Wexfords past and culture. The two larger scale pieces on the ground floor are abstract renderings of maps of the town from one hundred and fifty years ago.
Wexford Council Buildings Mosaic Artworks
Detail from Council Buildings Mosaic Artworks
Mosaic Commission and Irish Times VideoInterview
I installed a commissioned mosaic artwork for St Colmcilles Church, Holywood, in December 2016. On completing this project I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the Irish Times in relation to my work. This resulted in an article in the Irish Times and a video interview for broadcast. The video and newspaper article can be viewed by clicking on the button below which will take you to the relevant section in Irish Times website.