Abbeyleix


 

 

THE GALLERY @ ABBEYLEIX LIBRARY

proudly presents
For November
Read, Knit, Sleep, Repeat

An exhibition of knitted book characters

By Margaret Carr

THE GALLERY @ ABBEYLEIX LIBRARY

proudly presents

Kate Knowles

 

Kate is an Irish artist. Selling her art since 2016, she has always been creative. She paints in oils, getting most of her inspiration from her rural life but has a love of the sea and its ever changing light and sound. Her exhibition is an opportunity to express her concerns for conservation and wellbeing in our lives.

Her rural paradise in Wolfhill, Co. Laois is family with her husband and four boys. The studio off her kitchen is her painting life.

Always yearning for space in life to paint, it has taken many years to get to this point. This is just the beginning.

Having no formal art education it would be incorrect to describe Kate as self-taught. The thousands of paintings in her head found the perfect key when she met Lorraine Fenlon, Artist, in Carlow and the wonderful journey began. She has continued her learning, building skills with courses, workshops, master classes and preparation for exhibitions. So perhaps self-directed rather than self-taught would be an accurate way to describe how Kate has sought her learning needs to express herself on canvas.

Kate’s paintings are full of atmosphere and perspective. Layers of depth in buttery oils. She wants to make you smile. Paintings have always been on walls and interiors and therefore lived with.

Kateknowlesartist.com

Grazing Daisy    daisy

 

 

Come along and view this fantastic exhibition for yourself!

Paintings will be on display for the month of November.