Solo Art Exhibition


Elwira Bernaciak

6th – 24th November, 2018

I am an artist with passion at heart, I love painting and drawing since I can remember. I was born and raised in Poland and moved to Ireland in 2005 – Carlow town.The first recognition of my love for art was from my Art teacher in primary school. I aspired to high school art for which I passed my artistic exams with a very good result. Unfortunately, I did not decide to be educated in this school. My life turned to other tracks. As I began creating again, I was struck with the idea of setting up and teaching art classes for adults.From March 2015, I’m the head of my company BElwiraArtCrafts, and as a tutor for relaxing art workshops under the Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board in Ireland. Acrylic painting on canvas is my primary medium. I like working in modes of abstraction and expressionism rushes, in my painting you can see the variety and the lack of repetition. I’m an innovative and intuitive artist. My artwork reflects someone who thinks outside the box and are not conformed to or restrained by any conventional way of thinking process. This makes me a non-copy artist. Painting is a passion that turned into work. My philosophy is ‘Art comes from the heart, thought, eyes and guides the hand of the artist’. Inspiration can be found in all aspects of our life. I am in constant search of new fulfilling projects. My artwork is created from personal experiences and emotions those experiences caused inside me. I express this by using a variety of mediums and using palette knife ,hands, brushes, etc. to get the desired effect and texture. I am intrigued by playing with colours and the movement of the body. I like to paint human emotions that can be seen in the portraits made by my hand.


The library is inviting submissions from artists, photographers and sculptors who would like to book an exhibition space in the gallery for 2019. Please call in to the library to pick up an exhibition application form and chat to our staff about using the gallery.