Visual Art: And Then I Paint by Lorna Corrigan at Laois Arthouse Gallery
15 Oct - 4 Nov 2016 (Past)
Lorna Corrigan was born in 1953, in Castledermot, Co. Kildare, and now lives in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Since the age of 5, when she poured a can of bright red paint over herself and a dull grey tractor, Lorna has considered herself an artist.
She works on canvas and paper with acrylic paint, pastel and acrylic marker. Lorna embraces a range of subjects in her artworks which are inspired by her dreams and also taken from her memory or travels to places like Australia, France, Denmark and America. Working with bright, bold colours, assured lines and repetitious patterns she paints and celebrates people and the world in general.
Lorna is a member of the KCAT Studio in Kilkenny. She has shown work in many exhibitions in Ireland including at Ormonde College and County Hall Kilkenny, Kilkenny Arts Festival, St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, Dunlavin Arts Festival Wicklow, Kilkenny County Council Arts Office Gallery, Kilkenny Design Centre, Airfield Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Áras Éanna, Burren College of Art, Waterford Regional Hospital, Axis Art Centre Ballymun, Crawford Art Gallery, Dublin City Council Offices, Butler Gallery Kilkenny, City Hall Cork, Copperhouse Gallery Dublin. She has also shown internationally including in Scotland, Australia, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, The Netherlands.
In 2004, Lorna joined the KCAT Studio and her work continues to flourish. Though working largely on canvas with paint, she also sensitively handles ink and pastel on paper. Her work is featured in a number of publications, documentaries and catalogues including “Beyond: Irish Outsider Art 2015” and “Living Colour”, a feature documentary based on the KCAT Studio artists.
And Then I Paint: An exhibition by Lorna Corrigan
Official exhibition opening by Elizabeth Cope, Artist
Saturday, 15th October, 2016 at 3.00pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Exhibition runs until the 4th November, 2016
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm – 5pm and 5.30pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm, except on Bank Holidays (entry through library)
Wednesday and Friday 1pm – 4pm (entry through Laois Arthouse)
I have dreams in the night… and then I just have to paint