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.
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/
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.