Neisha Azzopardi: This painting is the last in a series of ‘isms’. It is named loopism. Neisha took her inspiration from the previous works of the series and from the Wall of Art itself. Neisha is from West Cork. Email: email@example.com
Sandra Bestt: is a Latvian born artist who has been living in West Cork for the past four years. She attended Rossa College 2010-2011, studying Art, Craft & Design. The sea and all its elements are the main source of her inspiration. She is constantly working to create fresh, new ideas. Commissions taken. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Billing: is a self taught artist influenced by icon paintings (the most expression from the simplest forms) and Aboriginal patterning. Mainly works in acrylics. Has completed murals for Douglas Village Shopping Centre and O’Conaill’s Choclate, Frenchchurch St and Princes St, Cork. karenbillingartist.weebly.com 086 3155 146
Deirdre Cairns: is a stained glass artist living and working in Schull, West Cork. Her glass art is inspired by her love of all things natural, in particular flora and fauna. She has recently completed an exhibition on the movement, moods and energy of water- calm through to raging. Deirdre has accumulated many photographic images which she then translates into glass, a medium she feels brings the subject back to life again. Her use of paint, stain, acid and lead gives great movement, fluency and depth to each piece.
www.irisharthouse.ie Email: email@example.com www.facebook.com/DeirdreCairnsGlass
Paul Cialis www.paulcialis.com
Linda Sebeo Cohu: Lives in West Cork, working mainly with found materials such as bogwood and driftwood in their natural forms inserting figurative elements in other materials to animate these. The inspiration for her work comes from the world of dreams and its interplay with the world of nature. Address: Borlin, Bantry, Co. Cork. Tel: 027 66042 www.lindasebeocohu.com
Edwin Cridland: was born in 1957 in Worcester, Edwin Cridland grew up in rural Worcestershire and later Herefordshire. He was educated at the King's School Worcester and the Herefordshire College of Art, He moved to West Cork in 1989. He is currently pursuing a B.A. (hons) course in Visual Arts delivered by the D.I.T. on Sherkin Island. More of this artist's work can be seen on his website: edwincridland.wordpress.com
Alison Cronin: graduated from the BA in Visual Art DIT/Sherkin Island in 2010, and works as Schools and Youth Coordinator at West Cork Arts Centre. Recent work explores the lives of a handful of generations within her own family, using images sourced from photographs dating back to the nineteenth century. Moving through the generations, chasing time, we see the echoes of our pasts and futures in the faces of others. The skin we inhabit is not just our own, it is cast off from those who preceded us and borrowed from those who will follow. Using drawing, collage, photography, and film, and the interplay between these media, her work is an ongoing personal exploration.
Shay Cunningham is a self taught calligrapher and painter from Ireland. He lives in west Cork and has been practicing calligraphy for almost 50 years. In painting he uses words in abstract forms, often as monograms. He uses colour and form to express emotions and feelings, and symbolically. He paints from the heart, using his experience of life as his inspiration. He also make pictures using Calligraphy in various styles and abstractly . He mostly work with inks or acrylics .
His artwork is in private and corporate collections all over the world.
His work can be viewed at: artmajeur.com/shaycunningham
Ian Curley: is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Visual Art on Sherkin Island run by DIT in conjunction with Sherkin Island Development Society and West Cork Arts Centre.
Sharon Dipity: Creates environments, site-specific installations and performance pieces through the media of drawing, sculpture, printmaking and poetry. She draws inspiration from the environment: architecture, infrastructure and land/seascapes. She actively develops links between her professional practice and participatory arts. Her work can be seen at www.2020artgallery.com
Alyn Fenn: is a painter living and working in Schull, West Cork. She studied art in America, earning a BFA Honours Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA Honours Degree from the University of Delaware. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liss Gillilan: Trained as an illustrator at Camberwell School of Arts, London and illustrated books, magazines, catalogues and brochures. She painted various historical pictures and uniform studies for local Museums, Pubs, and individual clients, including caricatures and Portraits.
Liss attended Barnstaple College, North Devon and studied Art in a Social Context at Dartington College, Totnes, Devon. She worked with the Royal National Institute for the Blind as Crafts Tutor teaching Arts, Crafts and Pottery, Poetry and Painting. She won a portrait competition at National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2002 Liss moved to West Cork where she has lived ever since.
Ellès Innemee: A Dutch native, she moved to Ireland in March 2006. Before that she studied History and her career was in presenting programmes for Dutch commercial radio. Now in West Cork she focuses on painting, drawing and writing. She is also a member of the Broadstrand Artists.
Eithne Kietz : was born in Co. Leitrim, daughter of Moreen and Peter McCartin. She has lived in Dublin, London, Hanover and Hamburg and has lived in West Cork since 1979. " I find Art inspiring. For me it has proved to be a participatory and a transformative experience changing the way I view people and life. I believe Art contributes greatly to Active Citizenship and acts as a tool for empowerment." Tel: 085 721 3155
Maria Kisbodri: Maria Kisbodri (Maria Kerekes) artist
Tel: 087 3133 292 Website: http://www.mariakisbodri.extra.hu/
Picture's title: Poppies
Agata Kluzniak: was born in 1979 in Poland. She completed her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland with an MA in printmaking in 2006. She has been living and working creatively in Ireland ever since. She has exhibited in Poland and Ireland.
Anna MacGillycuddy: Email: email@example.com and
mobile number 087 352 1279
Tomasz Madajczak: was born in Poland in 1979. Completed his education at Fine Arts Academy in Poznań, Poland in 2003, obtaining an MA in photography and installation art. He emigrated to Ireland shortly afterwards where he has been residing and creating ever since.
Tomasz was awarded an art scholarship by the president of Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland. Tomasz has exhibited in Poland, Germany, Netherlands, France and Ireland. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Murran: Landscape is my primary subject matter and in order to be inspired I don’t need to travel far from my West Cork home. In this most recent body of work, looking in seeing out, I have looked to lines present in the landscape in the form of the plastic covered drills of maize, with their undulating, curved contours indicating a landscape in a state of flux, highlighting mans perennial struggle between nature and cultivation. I work mainly in charcoal on paper challenging the viewer to engage with an unsentimental landscape.
email: email@example.com and the link relevant to my work is www.timetravellersbookshop.com
Margaret O’Donovan: Her artwork has been exhibited under the name of "The Lightkeeper's daughter". I am the Lightkeeper's daughter and my art is influenced mainly by the sea and my association with the sea. However, my love of animals has given me a challenge but when it comes to sketching it keeps evolving with each project. Normally I paint with oils on canvass, but I also use pastels and charcoals, acrylics and water colours, A website is at the moment under construction and my works will be showcased there.
Margrit O’Shea: This present body of work is about movement. It is an attempt to capture the joy that endless roller-skating and ice-skating brought to my early life, and at the same time it
is a reminder that physical exercise holds happiness for all of us.
Caoimhe Pendred: is about to commence her third year of study on the BA (hons) Visual Art on Sherkin Island. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Quiros: was born in Vigo, Spain in 1987. She moved to Ireland in 2005 and is established in West Cork. Here she got involved in the wonderful world of Art.
She attended Rossa College from 2010 to 2012, studying arts where she learned to express herself and she’s currently still experimenting on the reflection of emotions.
Maria Safaei Ashtiani http://sacredsourceart.com/
Detlef Schlich: My examination of the subconscious increased my interest in Shamanism and focused my awareness of the original consciousness of humanity. I call my current work, which is influenced by it “ShamARTism”. Sculptures, made from clay or other materials, paintings, drawings, dance, performance, light, sound, video or other artistic expressions can also be involved to induce disorientation as a metaphor for modern alienation from nature and true human values. Email: email@example.com
Karin Smith: This piece, titled Awen -- Flowing Spirit, is a visual representation of a personal "Shamanic Journey" The spiral represents the vortex and the figures myself and an other. In the Awen symbol the three strokes represent three shafts of light. They represent earth, sea and air, body, mind and spirit, love, wisdom and truth. Three separate parts that all work together. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Spencer: was born in East Cheam, near London, in 1950. He studied at Pimlico College of Art and did his post-graduate at Orkney Polytecnic. From 1965 till the early 70’s ‘Spence’ was known primarily in the London scene for his Beat poetry and free-style vocal Jazz stylings, delivered in his signature bass to falsetto range.
From 1977 to 1986 he worked mainly as an illustrator producing drawings, paintings and portraits for The Sussex Times, The New Observer, and many others. During this period he also taught illustration, drawing and ‘irrational gesture’ poetry at The University of Wessex. He was a regular visiting lecturer to The Montague School of Creative Thinking in Putney, Bombay College of Arts and Crafts, India and Mile End School of Philosophy in London.
In 1999 he moved to West Cork in Ireland and since that time he has been more actively involved in exhibiting paintings but on occasion still enjoys creating ‘happenings’ based around free-form spontaneous poetry and self-body painting.
His works appear in private collections in the UK and in the USA, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland and Turkmenistan He is currently self represented and can be contacted at
Nick Taylor: lives and works as a practicing artist in West Cork. He graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a first class honours degree. He was also awarded the CIT Registrar’s prize. This painting is titled INCLUSIVE and features John and James, two local settled travellers who were kind enough to model for the photographic studies for the work.
More information: www.nicktaylor.ie
Pim Wijnmaalen: was born in Delft, Holland in 1972 and grew up in Overschie, a suburb of Rotterdam. He moved to Ireland at the end of 2000. He studied Art, Craft and Design ( FETAC level 5) at Rossa College in 2010. As a group and through the efforts of course coordinators Aisling Roche and Paula Marten, the FETAC level 6 course Professional Arts Practice was set up.
Pim concluded this course successfully and has now been accepted into The Crawford, for the bachelors (honours) degree in applied ceramics. Email: email@example.com
Fran Woolf: is an artist living in West Cork who works primarily in Mixed Media and in a modern interpretation of antique photographic processes. Currently experimenting with hand grinding pigments and making her own paints and pastels, Fran is a student on the BAVA Sherkin Island. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org