A wonderful exhibition of oil paintings by Caoimhe Arrigan was held at Racket Hall, Roscrea on Saturday last and proved to be an overwhelming success. With a full, enthusiastic attendance, more than fifteen works sold within an hour.
Friends of Caoimhe Arrigan were out in force on Saturday last to support the launch of Caoimhe’s art exhibition.
L/R: Kate Connaire, Liz Arrigan, Caoimhe Arrigan, Colin Deane,
Paul Joyce & Selina Deane
The exhibition continues in Roscrea library during December 09 and it is highly recommended that people take some time out to view the impressive pieces that will be on display.
The highlight of the sale on Saturday last was a colourful oil painting of Sean Ross Abbey – a topographical view executed with an extraordinary eye for detail. The many topographical views proved most popular – especially those of Monainha and it’s abbey.
Pictured at the launch of Caoimhe Arrigan’s Art Exhibition are local historian George Cunningham and his wife Carmel.
Indeed Monaincha, where Caoimhe lives, was painted in all its glory and mystery and in various moods and weathers - all beautiful. The first item sold to a local collector was, unsurprisingly, a miniature triptych of the abbey. Monaincha is usually painted from the front aspect but perhaps the most interesting viewpoint was the rear view of the abbey – a very 18th century Austin Cooper style set in panoramic vista. The Mass rock, the various walks and waterfalls of Mount St Joseph were also much sought after as well as the farther away Rock of Cashel and Sligo bay.
Adrian Hewson was delighted to launch Caoimhe Arrigan’s Art Exhibition on Saturday last. The exhibition will move to
Roscrea library in early December.
‘Refreshing’ ‘Enchanting, ’brilliant’ were some of the comments from local collectors, and the sales bore this out.
Tony Connaire and Michael Breen enjoying Caoimhe Arrigan's
Caoimhe Arrigan has a very strong background in art and comes from a family in Roscrea that is famed for it’s creativity. Caoimhe studied at Limerick School of Art and Design where she specialised in painting. She then moved to London to take a course in theatrical make-up and costume design. Her work has featured in many plays, television dramas and several operas. She gained further experience in Austria, Holland and Australia before returning to London. Two years ago she came back to her hometown, Roscrea, to paint pictures for her exhibition. Caoimhe also paints portraits of people/children, pets, houses and landscapes to order, samples of her work can be seen on her website – www.easelly-painted.com. We wish Caoimhe every success when she returns to Roscrea Library in December to give people a second chance to view and purchase from a most exhilarating exhibition.