THE GALLERY @ ABBEYLEIX LIBRARY
“Trudi Killeen is a watercolour artist specialising in landscapes and townscapes. Retired from teaching art professionally, Trudi concentrates on local scenes, attempting to capture in graphic realism, the beauty of Laois.”
Trudi works from her studio overlooking Gill’s Pond in Heywood Village. Much of the inspiration for her paintings is to be found within walking distance of her studio, in particular, the formal Heywood Gardens with it’s lakes and woods.
Trudi had her first exhibition in Queen’s University, Belfast shortly after graduating as an art teacher. She then spent time teaching and painting in Spain and London. Trudi returned to Ireland in the 1980’s where she worked as a successful freelance artist, producing many pieces, including illustrations from the ‘Historic Houses’ series published by the Irish Times.
In the last few years, Trudi has decided to experiment and develop her watercolour skills further, recording the beautiful rural environment of Ireland that inspires her every day.
Come along and view this fantastic exhibition for yourself!