Art has the remarkable ability to evoke emotions, tell stories, and bring people together. The UISCE BEO Art Exhibition stands as a testament to this power, showcasing a diverse range of paintings and sculptures created by talented artists. This was the first fundraising event of 2023. We appreciate Susan Doyle, Dympna Wilson, Anita Forde, and Caroline Bond, who contributed their remarkable talents to this meaningful event.
1. Susan Doyle: Finding Solace and Joy through Colours
Susan Doyle, a frontline social care worker, discovered the therapeutic qualities of painting during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no formal art training, Susan fearlessly delved into the world of art, learning through trial and error. Through her paintings, she spreads joy and reminds us of the beauty that can be found even in the darkest times. 2. Dympna Wilson: From Inspiration to Artistic Freedom Dympna Wilson drew inspiration from the works of other artists as she embarked on her artistic path. She painted her unique interpretations of their creations, honing her skills and developing confidence in her artistic abilities. Working predominantly with watercolours, Dympna has now reached a stage where she plans to explore the freedom of direct experience in capturing landscapes and seascapes. 3. Anita Forde: Uniquely Capturing Animal Portraits Anita Forde's artistic style is a fusion of complex digital and traditional drawing methods, enabling her to capture the essence of animal portraits with remarkable detail. Through her artwork, she masterfully portrays the various textures of fur and skin, as well as the size and poses of animals. Constantly exploring and experimenting, Anita's talent lies in her ability to bring animal portraits to life, inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and diversity of the natural world. 4. Caroline Bond: Sculpting Stories of Resilience and Hope Caroline Bond, a sculptor and art educator, completed her studies in Art and Design Education in 1982. Throughout her teaching career, she nurtured a deep love for education and art. Returning to Continuing Education, Caroline discovered her fascination with working in wax and casting in bronze through the Lost Wax process. Her sculptures echo the emotional journey of individuals caught up in challenging circumstances, symbolising their struggle and courage to rise above distress and uncertainty. Caroline's art serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience within Visitors to the exhibition had the opportunity to witness an array of stunning paintings and sculptures. Additionally, for those unable to attend the exhibition in person, we have made select paintings and sculptures available for purchase on our website.