Galway artist brightens up UHG with beautiful nature paintings

Galway artist brightens up UHG with beautiful nature paintings

A new solo exhibition by Kinvara based artist Fiona Cawley is bringing nature inside University Hospital Galway this month with beautiful landscape pieces.

Born in Sligo but now living and working out of Galway, Fiona received her BA Art and Design Degree from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT in 2015.

Fiona’s work has been selected for exhibitions such as Cairde Visual, Hambly and the Hambly House Gallery group show, and was invited to contribute to the Boyle Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018

Her latest exhibition ‘Gardenland’ explores that boundary where the controlled garden space meets the wild, natural landscape.

It comes from her own love of nature and the environment, and the landscape that surrounds her at work and home.

An expressive, spontaneous artist by nature, when starting out on a landscape or narrative piece Fiona lets the paint dictate how the work begins.

From there she evolves the abstract into a more representative piece of work.

GUH Arts Director Margaret Flannery said, “We are delighted to display ‘Gardenland’ by Fiona Cawley on the arts corridor of University Hospital Galway.”

“Already the reaction from patients, staff and the public has been overwhelmingly positive. Her work is thought-provoking and interesting and lends itself to the space beautifully.”

The ‘Gardenland’ exhibition will remain on display at UHG all through this month until November 29.

Other upcoming shows with Fiona’s work include a group show in the Custom House Gallery, Westport and a Solo Show in the Ballina Arts Centre.

This exhibition is being presented by the Galway university Hospitals Arts Trust.

The Arts Trust brings in outside work to improve the environment that patients live in to encourage their wellbeing.

It also gets patients engaged in creating art themselves to give the mind a positive focus.

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