Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - COM­PILED BY MARIA PEP­PER

The work of three women am­a­teur artists formed a back­drop to the Phil Mur­phy week­end of mu­sic in Car­rig-on-Ban­now.

Clare Wick­ham of Cul­len­stown, Siob­han Doyle of Welling­ton­bridge and Mar­garet Bo­hanna of Bal­lymitty joined artis­tic forces for an ex­hi­bi­tion in the AOH Hall in the vil­lage, which was in­un­dated with vis­i­tors.

Cre­ativ­ity comes nat­u­rally to the south Wex­ford trio with Clare Wick­ham formerly known for her beau­ti­ful painted bird boxes and Mar­garet Bo­hanna still lo­cally renowned for her knit­ting and cro­chet crafts while Siob­han is pur­su­ing a PhD in Mu­seum Stud­ies in DIT. Clare spe­cialises in in­tri­cate tex­tile pic­tures made from dyed felt wool which she uses to cre­ate land­scapes which are al­most three di­men­sional. Mar­garet is a mem­ber of Closet Artists, a group based in Bridgetown run un­der the aus­pices of WWETB, which meets ev­ery week for a class con­ducted by artist Sheila Bur­ton. She joined the group three years ago, re-ig­nit­ing a child­hood in­ter­est in art and her mixed-me­dia work which in­cludes the clever use of bot­tle­caps, is now reg­u­larly shown in the Red Door Cafe. Siob­han is busy study­ing for a doc­tor­ate and paints dur­ing any spare time avail­able to her, cre­at­ing im­pres­sive por­traits of well-known peo­ple and an­i­ma­tion scenes, mostly in acrylic on can­vas.

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