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Featured Exhibitions

Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master

Fri. 26th October to Sun. 17th February

Irish Museum of Modern Art
County Dublin

Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master
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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.

John Nolan

John Nolan, artist

John Nolan's exuberant style combines bold outlines with bright exotic colours. His interpretation of various motifs transmits a positive upbeat feeling to his viewers. These motifs are:

Fish, Flowers, People, Birds, Still Life, Abstract, Collage, Landscapes.

The celebration of colour and form, has preoccupied him from an early age and was nurtured through the encouragement and instruction received from his father who was an artist himself.

For further details on John 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.

Jimmy Burns

Jimmy Burns, artist

Jimmy Burns studied Art in London, Leeds and Dublin, lives in Sandyford and teaches in Ballinteer.

He is the author of "Art History and Appreciation" (two editions), and "Practical Art", both published by S & C S. Jimmy has illustrated many books and periodicals over the years, including Magill, In Dublin, U Magazine ... etc.

For further details on Jimmy click here.

Chara Nagle

Chara Nagle, artist

Chara Nagle started painting at a young age and decided very early on that art was her life and passion. She was fascinated by observing people and portraying their everyday activities in her art.

Chara's paintings are big, bold, dramatic observations of everyday life. However there is also an element of intrigue and humour to Chara's paintings. She invites the viewer to come to their own conclusions as to what is happening in the painting. Chara engages the viewer further through her use of vibrant colours and realistic portrail of her subject matter.

For further details on Chara click here.