Kate Beagan – Back to my roots
The Leitrim Design House are delighted to welcome a new exhibition of paintings on ARTWALL titled Back to my roots by a very talented painter Kate Beagan. This exhibition has been extended until October 17th 2019. Most of Kates work for the last several years has concentrated on the landscape around her home and how light meanders through her local small country roads in Co. Monaghan. The artist is conscious that life nowadays has become so busy that at times we forget to appreciate what is in front us as she states:
These paintings are a reminder to myself how much beauty is out there when travelling through the small roads of Ireland. So when it comes to heading West towards the coast and through the long lovely county of Leitrim with its beautiful rivers and wonderful mountains I begin to understand the light of this country better. By the time one gets to the midlands the sky opens up, the small roads are there with farms that have been in families for generations but one can feel the vastness of the Atlantic coming towards them.
Kate loves the visual drama of a painting and how the contrast of light and darkness through tone and colour brings attention to the focal point in a powerful way. She finds the process of layering and shifting the paint on the canvas is as important as the subject matter. Every brush stroke and layer is there to enhance and has a relationship with the rest of the painting. Oil on canvas is her medium of choice.
Over the years Kate has won many art awards such as Australian Rotring award for drawing and the Henry Chapman award for watercolour. Her work is in the collection of the OPW, The AIB Bank, The Russian Embassy and in many private and corporate bodies in Ireland, Europe and Australia.
We welcome everyone to drop by and enjoy these very impressive series of landscape paintings. For any budding art collectors, if you wish to invest in any of our unique Irish art, design or craft remember we welcome deposits on any of our ‘one off’ handmade gifts which can be paid off over a number of weeks.
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