Abbeyleix Art Gallery


proudly presents



Frances Tobin



Frances Tobin retired from her role as Deputy Principal at Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix three years ago.   Since then, she has embarked on her other passion in life – Art!

Since Frances’s career change from teacher to artist, she has surrounded herself with art brushes, canvasses, oils, pastels and clutter.  She has sought to express, translate and portray the everyday life that surrounds her in Laois and beyond.   Frances feels she benefitted enormously from  her experience in the Art, Craft & Design Course at Abbeyleix LOETB, where, in particular, artist Jock Nichol, was a great support and inspiration to her development as an artist.

Frances has always enjoyed the absolute splendour of nature and is most at home en-plein-air, where most of her work originates.  Frances has totally enjoyed her experience of presenting her interpretation of nature on canvas for this exhibition which includes scenes from Abbeyleix Bog, Grantstown Lake, the Leafy Loops and Heywood Gardens, in addition to other coastal and rural scenes from Ireland and Cornwall.

Frances hopes that you all enjoy this exhibition as much as she enjoyed covering the canvases!

The exhibition will run at The Gallery in Abbeyleix Library for the month of  December

Feel free to come in and see this fantastic exhibition!


Phone 057 8730020