Ex­hi­bi­tion in full swing at golf club

Wexford People - - NEWS -

New Ross-based artist Carmel Fen­lon is a keen golfer when she is not wield­ing a paint­brush so it is no sur­prise that she chose Wex­ford Golf Club as the venue for a solo ex­hi­bi­tion of land­scape and still life paint­ings and draw­ings en­ti­tled ‘Echoes’ which was of­fi­cially opened by Cap­tain John Lynn and will be open to the public un­til the end of May.

Carmel who grew up in New Ross and was ed­u­cated at the for­mer Loreto board­ing school in Wex­ford, ob­tained a BA (Hons) in Paint­ing and a Masters De­gree in Draw­ing at Wim­ble­don School of Art in Eng­land where she en­rolled as a ma­ture stu­dent at the age of 25.

She re­turned to Ire­land in 2000 and for a num­ber of years she taught Art and De­sign at Good Counsel sec­ondary school in New Ross be­fore de­vot­ing her­self full-time to paint­ing and con­cen­trat­ing for a time on por­trait paint­ing, earn­ing the distinc­tion of be­ing se­lected for the pres­ti­gious Davy Por­trait Award in Belfast in 2010.

She has ex­hib­ited widely, in­clud­ing on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, in­clud­ing at the Royal Ul­ster Academy in Belfast.

‘I golf in New Ross but I love the Wex­ford Golf Club. Art ex­hi­bi­tions are a new project which they started dur­ing the Opera Fes­ti­val to en­cour­age more peo­ple to visit the club’, said Carmel.

She ex­tended her thanks to the staff for their co-op­er­a­tion and as­sis­tance in set­ting up the show.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be open to the public every day through­out May and Carmel her­self will be there on Sun­days to talk to vis­i­tors and to give demon­stra­tions of draw­ing and paint­ing from 11 to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

The artist is de­lighted to have been re­cently in­vited by gallery owner James O’Con­nor to ex­hibit her work reg­u­larly at Greenacres in Sel­skar.

Artist Carmel with her par­ents Ann and Ned Fen­lon

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