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Library: 26 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Margaret Corcoran, Visual Artist

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Margaret Corcoran, Visual Artist

In the words of art critic Aidan Dunne, “Margaret Corcoran is known for her lively engagement with the Western painting tradition… There’s a lightness of touch, a very appealing playfulness. When she veers towards abstraction…it’s beautifully judged. The historical material she is dealing with becomes a rich nutritive mass from which she draws not new stories but – as ever – new versions of old stories.”

Margaret speaks of the inspiration for her ‘Cover to Canvas’ project….

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Library: 25 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Alan Clarke, Illustrator, Visual Artist, and Occasional Writer

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Alan Clarke, Illustrator, Visual Artist, and Occasional Writer

Alan is an award winning illustrator. His images conjure worlds that are whimsical, darkly comic, magical, sometimes grotesque, but always beautifully executed. A sustained originality and novelty in the concepts behind the work, married with its painstaking execution makes his work quite unique. His book illustrations have garnered widespread acclaim.

Read about Alan’s work here…

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Library: 23 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Jeanne Mérer, Artist

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Jeanne Mérer, Artist

Jeanne has that rare gift of giving herself over to the art process and trusting the voice of the work and her own body in creating it. Her work is very unique and layered with life, emotion and movement grounded in the earth as she so deftly expresses when talking about the work…

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Library: 22 April 2015

A Book Conservation / Restoration Project for The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

A Book Conservation / Restoration Project for The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Our 1215 Magna Carta was restored by Benjamin van de Wetering of The Ox Bindery. He writes about his observations and conservation work on the book.

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Library: 22 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Steven McGovern, Visual Artist

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Steven McGovern, Visual Artist

Steven’s art piece for our exhibition is called “The Mind Abhors a Vacuum”. He manages to combine classical and contemporary ideas and aesthetics offering a very unique vision. There is something to discover in every corner of the canvas!

He tells us about the inspiration for the piece…

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Library: 21 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Cliodhna Quinlan, Textile Artist & Painter

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Cliodhna Quinlan, Textile Artist & Painter

Cliodhna Quinlan’s art is very much grounded in the feminine, the tactile, the thought provoking. Her work embodies the layer upon layer of any given concept, difficult to express in words, unsatisfactory in words, and yet expressed in its entirety artistically. Her inspiration for the ‘Cover to Canvas’ project deals with the feminine position in society.

Cliodhna tells us about her inspiration…

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Library: 20 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Colm Mac Athlaoich, Visual Artist, Illustrator and Educator

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Colm Mac Athlaoich, Visual Artist, Illustrator and Educator

Colm is a multi–talented artist working primarily in illustration, painting and print to create his unique art with a definitive style. He works across many themes and influences such as landscape and architecture, people, music and colour. Colm manages to take all of these influences combined and make his work very much of the moment.

The title of Colm’s piece for the ‘Cover to Canvas’ art exhibition is “To Each Cow Its Calf”. Colm tells us about his inspiration…

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Library: 18 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Joby Hickey, Photographer and Painter

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Joby Hickey, Photographer and Painter

Joby Hickey is an artist that inspires play and experimentation. He creates little private worlds with his art that transports the viewer, and perhaps he lives in these very worlds while creating them!

His exhibition piece is called…

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Library: 17 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Myra Jago, Fine Art Painter

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Myra Jago, Fine Art Painter

The wonderfully talented Myra Jago writes/speaks of her work as if writing/speaking poetry, perfectly matching the ethereal essence of her work. We have the pleasure of her words describing her inspiration for the ‘Cover to Canvas’ project and her art practice…

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Library: 16 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Mike Bunn, Master Photographer

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Mike Bunn, Master Photographer

We are extremely lucky to have Mike as an artist for our exhibition. His achievements are too many to list and span 6 decades across the globe. Mike regards himself as a visual interpreter or inquisitor who was gifted me at birth with an incredible memory and great vision and powers of observation.

He describes his visual interpretation for our King’s Inns Cover to Canvas art exhibition as…

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