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ART EXHIBITION of paintings by Joyce Tansey and Harrie Somers

Opening Saturday 3rd June 7pm (on display until June 28th)

Harrie Somers is a painter and photographer living in Castlecove Co. Kerry. He studied Art & Design  at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Academy for Photography Amsterdam. In 2015 Harrie published a Photobook entitled “People at Work” featuring portraits of people from Castlecove, Caherdaniel and Sneem at their place of work.

Joyce Tansey Artist Statement Throughout my artistic career, my paintings have mostly been abstract. This year I revisited figuration, having been inspired to draw from an antique patchwork quilt that I acquired in the mid 90’s. This now worn old material was originally designed as a bedspread but for the last two years it was covering a south east facing window in my bedroom. Living with it like this, with the morning sun shining through, its beauty was highlighted and a depth and complexity was revealed. The two sides of the piece, with differing characters, merged and presented a composite, stripes on one side mixing with birds on the other, flora on one side mixing with flora on the other etc. At the beginning of this year it became a source material for my paintings.

In the paintings, I attempt to interpret the imagery and textile design used in the piece, now hanging on my studio window. Through the process I observe it changing with the weather and discover new ways of looking all the time.



IMG_0452 Tech Amergin Exhibition July 2017

Marianne van de Horst  ‘And So The Story Starts’

Official opening on Saturday 8th July 7pm (on display until the end of August)

Born in the Netherlands. Developed in Kerry where I discovered my Passion for Art. The difficulty arises in expressing the beauty as seen with the naked eye in Art Form. Inspired by colour, texture, words. Trying to capture the ever changing memories from the dept of my mind will hopefully explore onto the canvas as each piece on-folds in an Abstract way.

The Subdued Tranquility of my Surroundings, contrast with the reality of this unsettled world. In turn it inspires my Art.

My main inspiration came from the time spent with my sister towards the end of her life were she inspired me to continue in my further education in Art. Non of this would be possible without the help and understanding from Pieter and my daughters. Special gratitude goes to the teachers in Tech Amergin.