Jacinta Crowley-Long, Pike Suite: 19th -29th October
Jacinta is a professional artist who has a deserved reputation as Ireland’s foremost contemporary canine and equestrian artist. She exhibits internationally at Christies and the Mall Galleries, London; The Salon de la Rochelle and the American Academy of Equine Art. Her paintings are held in corporate and private collections worldwide, including the OPW, De Beers, SA, ETP and BP Dublin, The Society of Equestrian Artists and the En Plein Eire painters and is represented by various galleries in Ireland. In 2014 and 2015 she received 4 American Art Awards juried by the 25 best USA galleries with submissions from 50 countries. This is her 22nd year exhibiting in the Talbot Hotel Wexford. View Jacinta’s exhibition online at www.crowley-long.com
Dónal Ó Braonáin ANCAD, Webb Suite: 19th Oct - 4th Nov
Donal attended the National College of Art & Design, of which he is an associate member of ANCAD, where he won the coveted NCAD prize in the History of Art & Design. During his childhood he spent most of his time on the Barrow which is one of the sources of his love of boats and his translucent river scenes show his love of light & reflections. Donal’s work hangs in Banks and Corporate Offices and in numerous houses throughout Ireland and abroad.
Darragh Treacy, Maguire Suite: 19th Oct - 4th Nov
Darragh Treacy was born in 1973 and raised just outside Avoca, Co. Wicklow. Darragh is predominately self taught and favours the use of oils with an impressionist style. It was Darragh’s father, the artist Liam Treacy, that first introduced Darragh to painting “en plein air”, something which Darragh still enjoys today. Darragh’s subject matter is varied and includes still-life, landscapes and street scenes. Having exhibited at the Wexford Opera Festival since 2011 he is also a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club, exhibiting at its annual exhibition in Dun Laoghaire and W.B Yeats anniversary exhibition in City Assembly House Dublin. Darragh has exhibited in numerous group shows in Ireland and the UK receiving an award in 2016 at the Patching Festival in Nottinghamshire. While working all year round on private commissions, his work can also be found in private collections at home and abroad. Darragh also works as a set designer and his work has brought him much critical acclaim and numerous design awards from the Institute of Designers of Ireland
Margaret Kent, WCSI, UWS, IPAP. Wilson Suite: 19th - 29th Oct
Margaret lives in rural Wexford surrounded by beautiful scenery & inspirational subjects which account for her passion for en plein air painting.Her paintings are a spontaneous impression of the subject as she interprets & portrays it. Margaret is a member of The Watercolour Society of Ireland & a President's prize winner. Also a member of The Ulster Watercolour Society & a signature member of the International Plein Air Painters. Her works hang in UL, Dept of Foreign Affairs, HSE,Hertz Ireland, The Royal Marine Hotel, to name but a few. View Margaret’s exhibition online at www.margaretkentartist.com
Lar Joyce, O'Brien Suite: 19th - 29th Oct
Lar Joyce is a self-taught artist based in Wexford. Lar has being drawing and painting at a professional level for the past five years and has begun exhibiting and selling his art work in many galleries both originals and prints. Lar likes to create a large variety of work concentrating mainly on charcoal and oil paintings. Strength of technique allows each new work to be fresh and distinct from the work that has come before.
Tony Oakey, O'Brien Suite: 19th Oct to 29th Oct
Tony is from Piltown in South Kilkenny. He started painting in 1992 and has worked as a professional artist since 2000. His oil and acrylic paintings are unique and very colourful. He describes his work as “surreal expressions of thoughts and dreams”. Tony’s inspiration comes mainly from the fantastic Irish landscape and his keen interests in astronomy and nature although his mood and even the music he listens to can all sub-consciously contribute to the painting in progress. This way of working opens up his mind to a world of discovery where there are no rules, reasons or explanations, a place where there are no boundaries between imagination and reality. He exhibits regularly throughout Ireland and his work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Awards include a residency at the world famous Cill Rialaig Artists Project in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry.