De­cide to be happy

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

AN art ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the works of Clau­dia Roche is has gone on dis­play in the Latin Quar­ter in Red­cross. En­ti­tled ‘De­cide to be Happy’ the ex­hi­bi­tion is open ev­ery week­end from 2-6 p.m. through­out June.

Clau­dia had a no­madic child­hood, liv­ing in seven dif­fer­ent coun­tries be­fore she was fif­teen years old at which point she and her famoly moved to Som­er­set in the South of England. She then at­tended Bris­tol Univer­sity and gained a His­tory de­gree be­fore mov­ing to Italy where she worked with horses. In 2001 she moved to Ire­land has re­mained here ever since, which is the long­est she has ever re­mained in one place.

Hav­ing grown up sur­rounded by mod­ern art, thanks to her par­ents’ pas­sion for Cha­gall, Pi­casso and John Piper, Clau­dia was taken round the gal­leries and churches of Europe dur­ing sum­mer camp­ing hol­i­days. Her elder sis­ter went on to study His­tory of Art at univer­sity so it was very much a sub­ject for dis­cus­sion at fam­ily meal­times.

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