Wednesday, November 9 is a date for the diary of any art enthusiast in the midlands, as Longford artists Mary Gray and Angela Tuite open their joint exhibition.
Mary Gray has spent most of her life painting and has worked on various mediums, including oils, watercolours and acrylics, as well as pottery and other crafts through her studies in Art and Design in Sligo IT. The mediums with which she works at present, however, are acrylic and watercolour.
Mary has exhibited her paintings throughout the midlands, Cavan and the west of Ireland and has a collection of prints from her paintings, which will be on display at the exhibition.
Meanwhile, Angela is a renowned artist who has exhibited widely in Ireland and her work is held in many public and private collections throughout the world.
Her artistic talents have grown over the years and, influenced by the impressionists, Angela works mostly on silk, canvas and slate.
While the majority of her work deals with natural-based themes such as landscapes and treescapes, still life and abstract. She also explores the magical, mythological essence of nature with her vibrant paintings and her ideas, emotions and visual experience are expressed through her love of colour, texture and fabric.
Mary’s latest collection, which will be on display at the exhibition is a mixture of contemporary acrylic and watercolour scenes including landscapes, seascapes and wildflower meadow. Featuring vibrant and expressive colours, the scenes depict a mood of fantasy which aims to bring you to a new place.
Angela’s work, dramatic silk and oil paintings, is also a celebration of the wonderful native landscapes. The flora and fauna are brought alive through her vibrant use of colours and textures, resulting in a timeless collection of original works of art.