IT’S Heritage Week and Carlingford Lough Artists are marking the event with an exhibition.
Entitled "Interpretations" each of the contributing artists has a very different style to their work. And for the second time the artists are delighted to hold their exhibition in the creative Carlingford Design House.
The exhibition will be open during shop hours and runs from 20 August until Sunday 28.
The artists showing include, Irene Woods, painting beautiful oils and specialising in landscape, figurative work and animals.
She uses her brushwork and palette knife to the most exquisite effect and many of her paintings are inspired by the beautiful scenery of Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula. Irene works from her studio in the heart of Cooley.
Drogheda native and living in Carlingford Olive Eustace, studied Fine Art in Limerick and Dublin. Her colourful figurative paintings evoke a contemplative and inquisitive response. Her work uses a central figure in either an interior or exterior setting along with a mini storyboard , and uses facial and body movement in strong bright colours to show personality and mood.
Annette Maguire another Cooley resident, has a passion for painting and uses oils to create her landscapes of the surrounding Cooley Mountains.
She also loves to paint flowers and still life. Her intricate detailed work brings her images to life.
Maura Muckian, a Carlingford native, is completely inspired by the light and colour outside her studio, which overlooks the wonderful Carlingford Lough. She uses rich bold complementary colours for the most atmospheric effect. Her work, of mainky local landscapes and seascapes are poetry about nature. Using mostly oils, which gives her a wonderful range of textures and impasto brush effects.
Patricia McAteer, a Dundalk native and living in the beautiful Omeath mountains, is enthralled by our ancient Celtic heritage, the legends and stories learned in school. Our megalithic and mythical treasures are the focus for her work. Using a mixture of acrylic, textures and crystals, either whole, crushed or powdered, and various handmade papers, these all convey and complement the sense of energy and vibration of the story she is painting.
The exhibition is well worth a visit and when you also have the wealth of treasures, and Garrett Mallon's jewellery workshop, of the Carlingford Design House, all combine make a great day out while supporting your local artists.