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Featured Exhibitions

Summer Art Exhibition

Sat. 11th June to Wed. 31st August

Dun Laoghaire Art Gallery
County Dublin

Summer Art Exhibition
Other exhibitions on now

Loose Ends

Sat. 3rd September to Wed. 19th October

Kerlin Gallery
County Dublin

Loose Ends
Other exhibitions on later

Featured Artists

Francis Kennedy

Francis Kennedy, artist

Francis Kennedy works from a small studio at his home in Athenry, in the west of Ireland. "I own paint brushes and I use them".

He has a great love of music, having played in a number of bands in a former life and much of his work revolves around musicians and recitals.

Francis' art hangs on the walls of some famous names, like Sharon Corr, Brendan Shine, and the soprano Deirdre Shannon-Gilsenan, as well as in the offices of Coffey Construction and Galway Bay FM.

For further details on Francis click here.

Eve McDonnell

Eve McDonnell, artist

Eve McDonnell's love for painting was kick-started at a young age when she won 3rd prize in the Texaco Art Competition. She attended the National College of Art and Design before embarking on an 8 year career in Graphic Design.

Having moved from Dublin to the beautiful countryside of Wexford, she now spends more time rekindling her love for painting, working primarily on commissions. Using oils as her chosen medium, Eve specialises in street-scenes and endeavours to capture the romance of places that hold a special meaning to her clients.

For further details on Eve click here.

Gary Devon

Gary Devon, artist

RUA Conor Prize winner in 2002, Gary Devon was elected an associate member of RUA in 2006.

Born in Bangor in 1958, Gary has been painting professionally for twenty-five years, following his degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London. As well as his personal work he has taken on various commissions including a painting of Kensington Palace for HRH The Prince of Wales and others for Dianna Rigg and Peter Alliss.

For further details on Gary click here.

Ellen McDermott

Ellen McDermott, artist

Ellen McDermott's Fine Art Portraiture is portraiture with a difference. She started taking photographs to use as guides in her paintings but soon found that she was being asked by people if she would sell them her prints and take their photographs.

Ellen was picked as one of the Finalists in PhotoIreland Festival Open Call 2010. She is a Director of Kilmantin Art Gallery in Wicklow Town. Up until this year Ellen was on the Wicklow Arts Festival Committee but resigned from the board in order to concentrate more on her photography.

For further details on Ellen click here.

Jay Walker

Jay Walker, artist

At the age of 31 Jay Walker returned to college studying Art and Design. It was here that abstract expressionism was to have a major influence; Jackson Pollock being the main inspirational figure. Upon leaving college he moved to Dublin, found a studio in the Docklands area and carried on painting, developing his work and absorbing the surroundings.

Jay now works from a studio in Co Carlow, at the foot of Mount Leinster. His more recent work has moved further from abstraction toward a style of impressionism; recording the change and development which is sweeping the cities throughout Ireland and in contrast the subdued tranquility of coastal and country life.

For further details on Jay click here.