Dieter Setz is a multi-disciplinary Artist with a masters in Platinum Gold and Silversmithing.. Over the years Dieter received numerous Awards for his designs, unique style and excellent craftsmanship .He is a published artist, Having exhibited in Japan, South Africa ,Austria, Italy and Luxembourg. For the past 3 Years he is living in Ireland where he creates unique pieces of Art combining photography, painting, sculpturing and metal work. He is Based near Rathdrum Co. Wicklow.
Below are a sample number of artists currently exhibiting in this years exhibition. As of early May over half the exhibition capacity has already been filled. You will find more Artists bio and material on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/connectionsartfair/
I am a creative soul, who began utilizing a variety of mediums as a form of pain relief while battling chronic illness as a adolescent & young adult. Creativity is my personal therapy. It is my happy place where there are endless opportunities & new exciting discoveries. With a background in Social Care & as a qualified Mindfulness facilitator, I aim to share all that I know about the healing power of Art with the wider community.
Davinia Johnson is a conceptual artist based in Galway. Her work reflects her interest in pattern, whether natural formation or abstract construction, and is an exploration of the relationship between these varied manifestations. Working with oil and acrylic paint as well as printmaking, she has exhibited locally and nationally.
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Peter ‘Metcalfe’ O’Connor is a professional Artist and living in Cabinteely in south Co Dublin. He is well known for his figurative and street scene paintings capturing in many cases a happy moment in time. His use of light plays an important role in his paintings and give the great feeling of movement in each painting. He exhibits in Merrion Sq every week and in many other exhibitions throughout the year and has sold paintings all over the world. Please visit his website at www.metcalfeart.com or contact him 0868057979 if you would like to discuss a commission.
Fionnathan Productions is made up of Fionn and Jonathan, a son and father team who are inspired by mythology, monsters and the monstrous, the beauty in decay, and simplicity. They see Fionn having Down syndrome as an asset, as it gives him unique inner experiences on which to draw. They have had four solo exhibitions in County Clare and Galway, and have shown works in group exhibitions in Cork, Manchester, London and New York. Fionn is represented by Heart And Sold.
Terri Kelleher is an artist, children’s book author, and illustrator. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions around Ireland, and in 2014 she was awarded with the Kuykendall Image Award for her illustrations in the children’s book ‘CougaMongaMingaMan’ by Nancy Scalabroni. Her work is mainly executed in acrylic inks and technical pens, and her favourite subjects include animals, land/cityscapes, maps, and fairy tale scenes, to name but a few. Originally from Maryland, USA, she has lived in Ireland since 1994.
A native Galwegian, Geraldine lives in Bearna, on the shores of Galway Bay. Her paintings are a response to the distinctive climate of the West of Ireland. She is interested, both in her large canvasses and smaller ones, the rapidly shifting weather patterns and changing light effects.
Irish artist Valerie Dennigan was born in Dublin. She started painting in 1997 primarily as a hobby. Realising her natural gift for painting, she attended Brushstrokes School of Art, Dublin with Philip Clarke and Art House, Enniskerry with Brenda Malley. Over the years her portfolio has grown from still life, paying great attention to detail, to more recent work focusing on seascapes and landscapes using a pallet knife.
Brigid Shelly is delighted to be known as the “Cow Painter” as she has been specialising in painting this wonderful animal for nearly twenty years. Why Cows? Part of it is their curiosity and quirkiness that makes them a good subject to paint but also the fact that they are and always have been part of the Irish landscape. She is drawn more and more to the sights that have been there for centuries that we are losing, like farmers driving their few cows along the road.
My paintings are an emotional response to the way I see my subject and I portray them as such.I try to involve the viewer by interpreting a moment in time with light , movement & above all the emotion I feel when looking at a subject.
I love plain air painting, whether it is the Irish landscape or the magic of Venice & Italy. I look, I see & then I paint the emotion that first drew me to the subject.
Trish was born in the quiet fishing village of Greystones, County Wicklow and loves the sea. She later moved to Hastings in East Sussex, then on to Cork and finally settled in Galway in 1994. She enjoys the wild ever-changing landscapes of the West of Ireland and has a preference for painting landscapes and waterways. She also does some still life, portraiture, life drawing and abstract designs. To date her work has shown high levels of detail, almost photographic. She hopes one day to produce more fluidly.
Sylvia has always loved to paint and be creative. In 2013 she completed a Diploma in Art and Design by studying parttime in the National college of Art and Design. In 2013 she returned to NCAD to study fine art as a fulltime mature student. Sylvia graduated in 2016 with a BA Hons first class in Fine Art in Print.
Stephanie McLaughlin is a painter currently undertaking an MA in Creative Practice. Her work at present consists of landscape teetering on the edge of abstraction. Small pieces with colours originating in nature. She has studies of interiors which consist of angles and lines depicting corners of rooms. Her paintings are compositions of form in which shades of colour structure the composition, and is influenced by the landscape of her locality.
Siobhan Cox-Carlos is an artist from the West of Ireland. She was born in and lives outside Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, where she also works from her studio home and gallery. She is an honours Degree graduate in Fine Art from the Limerick College of Art & Design (June 2004).
With over a decade of career experience in the creative arts as a painter in 2007 Regina Rogers Fallon opted to expand her creative pursuits in the Interior Designer realm, capitalizing on a Bachelor’s degree earned from Griffith College Dublin in Architecture and Design, while devoting significant energy to her interior design business, Regina still manages to produce artwork, showcasing her work at a dozen exhibitions, including Dublin’s The Peoples Art Exhibition, Sala Barna Gallery (Barcelona), European Traditions (Nantucket, USA) and annually at the Westport Town Hall Theatre.
Born in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Patrick is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design and of the University of Limerick.
His current “Industrial Graffiti” series explores the optical effects of rendered textures, tones and colours of industrial intervention in the city and suburban landscape; in particular the intervention on roads and pavements of utilitarian mark-making.
Laura Jordan is a Textile Artist based in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. She has a Higher National Diploma in Fibre Art & Textile Design from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Her work has been shown in galleries such as the Glucksman in Cork; the National Crafts & Design Fair 2015/2016; Art Source 2014/2016 in the RDS, and regular exhibitions throughout Kildare.
The Irish landscape with its restless elemental forces is a constant source of inspiration to Donna McGee. Her aim is to capture the essence of the timeless beauty, both in traditional and abstract form – inviting others to see the world through her eyes and stimulating a sense of well-being and harmony.
Dee, short for Deirdre, originally from Athenry Co Galway, now residing in Kildare. Having always had an interest in art, was encouraged by her father who enjoys painting watercolour landscapes. From a young age, Dee sketched
and was once featured in the Galway Advertiser with her painting of Santa approaching the Galway docks by boat which was her entry to the Texaco, children’s art competition. Living in the States at age 7 she received a gift of a Mickey Mouse film camera, and spent many hours taking pictures of her dolls and neighbours kids and a love of portraits began.
Carol Ann Waldron was born in Dublin and spent her childhood and early years in the County Wexford village of Oulart, where her father was the local Garda Sergeant. Subsequently her family moved to County Wicklow where Carol Ann now lives with her husband Niall. Today she lives and paints in the beautiful village of Ashford in County Wicklow.
Saileen Drumm is an Artist from Newport, County Mayo. Her works are a vibrant series of landscapes, townscapes and seascapes of the idyllic West of Ireland. Her projects are of very traditional subjects but with a very modern twist.
Using her fun and playful approach to these traditional subjects, she has created a joyful reflection of her community, indeed each painting has its own story to tell as they are personal to her.
Born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Trisha is a graduate of NCAD (National College of Art and Design www.ncad.ie), where, under the tuition of some of Irelands greatest art tutors of the time, she developed her love for painting in oils. As part of her studies she also spent time in Connemara, County Galway, learning and taking inspiration from the renowned Irish artist Charles Lamb.
Chris Quinlan, Born in 1968 in Co. Tipperary, now lives and paints in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. As a child, Chris demonstrated a flare for drawing and creativity and his hometown in Templemore provided the foundation for his artistry and his love of travel and nature has hugely influenced his work.