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Midland Reunion Exhibition

This month’s exhibition is made up of 10 Artists:-

Martina O’Connor is a native of Co. Offaly, now living in Co. Laois.  A former art student at Abbeyleix F.E.C. and student of Bramber Art Studio, she works mostly in acrylics and is hugely drawn to nature.  Martina loves the changing light and always tries to capture it in her work!

Elena Fleming is based in Co. Kildare and paints in oil and acrylic with main interest in landscape and still life.  Her work is inspired by the beauty of the nature, the energy and unspoken stories of the old places by memories and music.  Website

Stephanie Lewis is based in Emo.  She is a former student of Abbeyleix F.E.C. art course.  She has an interest in photography and printing.  Surrounded by such beauty, Stephanie likes to record and print that beauty using different mediums and methods.  Some of this work was printed straight from nature.  Stephanie hopes to include fabric and stitch in her work in the future.

Kathleen Gilligan is an artist based in Ballyfin.  She work primarily in acrylic paint and has a particular love for pencil sketches also.  Kathleen’s work on display was mainly based on home, past and present.

Sophia Somers, loves crafting images from life and imagination.  She enjoys using various media to create colourful interest, working on keeping her values positive …..

Tina Kilkenny Roddy, having spent time with her boundaries, her renderings are a reflection of her surroundings over these previous months of isolation.  As an artist, she has used this time to reflect upon what is important, to learn and appreciate in her immediate environment.  Using her skill as a painter, she has created a body of work reflecting some of our iconic landscapes here in Laois and further afield.

Anna Lukos’s inspiration is nature, both for it’s beauty and sense of safety that it gives her.  She takes plenty of photographs when walking or hiking in the hope that views, big and small, will stay with her forever.

Joan Carroll  has a lifetime love of art and she is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her in the irish landscape.  She works mainly with acrylics and sometimes in watercolour.  She is a student of Bramber Art Studio.

Frances Duggan – Rural living, the natural landscape and the ever changing light and colours in nature continue to fascinate and excite her.  Frances usually paints in oils but also enjoys experimenting with acrylic colours and a host of everyday materials that open up endless possibilities in terms of creating different and exciting effects, moods, etc.

Monica Kelly is an artist based in Co. Offaly and works in oils, acrylics and watercolour.  She has a great passion for the environment she lives in beside the Shannon Callows and gets great inspiration from the natural world that surrounds her.  Monica also likes to work with still life compositions.  Monica is a former student of Moate Art College.




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



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