'On My Green Way I Wend' at Laois Arthouse

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'On My Green Way I Wend' at Laois Arthouse

The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally presents ‘On My Green Way I Wend’, an exhibition of paintings by Maria O’Brien, which will run until June 3.

Official opening by Noel Kelly, CEO, Visual Artists Ireland on May 7, the exhibition explores landscape painting inspired by photography from social media.

As overall winner of the Dunamaise Open Exhibition 2013 Maria was awarded a month-long residency in Laois Arthouse, where she is still a studio artist. Her new body of work, created during her residency in The Laois Arthouse, reveals a renewed exploration into landscape.

By working directly from photographs, found mostly on social media, the artist offers us glimpses into other people’s worlds, creating small-scale paintings in oil on primed paper.

Maria O’Brien’s practice involves painting and drawing. She has numerous academic qualifications and also teaches art in the Midlands Prison Education Centre in Portlaoise.

Contact Laois Arthouse on 057 8664033.