Thursday 22 March 2018

Artists put impressive work on display at Catherine Lawlor School of Art exhibition

Fingal Dawn Return, oil on canvas, by Robert Shaw
Fingal Dawn Return, oil on canvas, by Robert Shaw


THE creative endeavours of a group of amateur artists has once again gone a long way to raising much-needed money for a worthy cause.

The 11th annual Catherine Lawlor School of Art exhibition has been held in Malahide Tennis Club, with all proceeds for the sale of paintings going towards Down Syndrome Dublin, which supports 3,500 people with Down Syndrome and their families.

The show was opened by artist Robert Shaw, who has almost 1000 catalogued paintings spanning a 15 year career as an artist inspired by Fingal's heritage, land and seascapes.

All the paintings on show were of a very high standard, including oils, acrylics, water colours, pastels, pen and wash.

With a growing reputation at home and abroad, Shaw's paintings are collected by the likes of Ryan Tubridy, Graham Knuttel and even an Apollo moonwalker, Dr Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14. He was recently shortlisted for an award with the Saatchi gallery.

He was delighted to be part of the event.

'I'm hugely impressed by the standard of the work of the Dublin Art Class's students. There are some wonderful pieces at fair prices and all for a great cause.'

Shaw is preparing for a major show in December.

Catherine's art classes take place Monday to Friday, mornings, afternoons and evenings, on the Malahide Road, near Kinsealy, in Balgriffin Hall, catering for all levels, from beginner to advanced, in all mediums.

She will also start a new life drawing class will start on Friday afternoons, starting this September.

For further information on classes, workshops and artist demonstration days, contact Catherine at 085 7106895, or visit their website at

Fingal Independent