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Cavan artist comes full circle with upcoming exhibition

Cavan based artist Kim Gaffney is launching her exhibition 'The Four Seasons'  in the Cavan County Museum on Thursday 24th November. This exhibition, supported by the Cavan Arts Office, includes the artist's collection of circular paintings that are inspired by local flora and fauna. It will run in the Eden Gallery of the Cavan County Museum until Saturday 17th December.

 

The unique range of circular paintings are inspired by Kim's love of wildlife and country living. She is enthusiastically reviving the renaissance trend of 'Tondos' or circular art. “I wanted to create art that is unique and fits softly into the environment, to provide a lens view, naturally drawing the eye in”. The collection centres on the theme of the four seasons and includes an array of wildlife and floral paintings each inspired by the time of year they flourish.

 

Wine and cheese reception for the launch starts at 7.30pm. There will also be a selection of limited-edition prints and cushions of the artwork available for sale on the launch evening. This event is free and everyone is welcome. To find out more about Kim visit her website www.kimgaffneyart.com or follow her on social media @kimgaffneyart.

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kim started her art business selling her original art, limited edition prints and cushions online in 2021. She is self-taught as an artist and also works as a part time Occupational Therapist.  Her business has grown in the past 16 months and this is her second solo exhibition. Kim's work has appeared on national newspapers and magazines and is stocked in the Design Loft, Powerscourt House and Gardens in Co Wicklow. She has received the Townhall Scholarship in conjunction with the Cavan Arts Office and will commence a project based on the lakes of Cavan while working from The Townhall studio in January 2023.

Kim describes her work, “I paint what I love and what I find grounding. Filling my home and my world with the beauty of nature through art is the key. Be it an owl or a rose, or a white horse emerging from the darkness, this type of art gives me a sense of having the resilience of the natural world in my home, in an ever-changing world”

Date and time:

21 November 2022 to 21 June 2023

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