Sunday 15 July 2018

Local artists taking part in year's biggest art exhibition

A globe trotting local artist, who has just returned from humanitarian work in Africa alongside her mother and her son, will display new pieces at Ireland's premier art fair Art Source, at the RDS from November 10-12.

Adrienne Finnerty who divides her time between her native Dundalk and her new home in Barna, Co Galway, is just home from a month-long trip to Africa where she and family members helped build schools and orphanages in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

While travelling, Adrienne takes photographs of location landscapes and then draws her own abstract interpretation

'I don't paint reality. I'm inspired by it, especially the colour in everything,' she said.

Blackrock artist Patricia Murphy is also exhibiting at Art Source, which is expected to attract over 15,000 people.

As the year's biggest art show, Art Source gives Irish art lovers the opportunity to get their hands on original artwork. It features over 130 contemporary artists and 20 galleries showcasing painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.

The Argus