Trish Darcy continued
Trish was born and raised on the lower slopes of Bray Head looking down over the quiet fishing village of Greystones in County Wicklow. She spent great times playing on the family farm and by the sea. She later moved to Hastings in East Sussex, then on to Cork and finally settled in Galway in 1994.
Trish loves the wild ever-changing landscapes of the West of Ireland and has a preference for painting landscapes and waterways. She also does some drawing, still life, portraiture, life drawing and abstract designs. To date her work has shown high levels of detail, almost photographic. Her ambition is to draw and paint with more fluidity.
Trish has worked with many different types of paint media; acrylic, oils, water-based oils and water colour, however she always returns to pure oils. She loves the ease of blending and manipulating oil colours to create whatever shades and effects she desires. Apart from paint Trish uses pencil, ink, charcoal, and pastels for portraits and life drawing.
She studied art at school but later lacked the time and confidence to draw or paint. Despite often buying paints and art materials she never used them until 2002. Since 2002 Trish has taken many art classes, the most recent and notable of these are;
Bernadine Burke’s Art in Galway weekly in Salthill, Galway, 2010-2011
Pat Goff Artist at Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Foxford, Co. Mayo, 1 week in July 2011
Rosemary Fallon’s Art School weekly in Ardrahan, Co.Galway, 2011-2012
Grace Cunningham’s Workshops in Salthill, Galway, 2012 and 2014
Life drawing at MyArtClass (Mark Smith) weekly in Bridge Mills, Galway, 2012-2015
Trish will be exhibiting annually with the Galway Art Club from summer 2015.
She has exhibited over recent years;
As a student Bernadine Burke in 2010 at the AIB, Shop Street, Galway.
At GRAPE (Greystones Art & Photography Exhibition) in 2013 and 2014.
Through Facebook she has sold many prints of her oil painting “Greystones Harbour 2007” to customers both at home and abroad.
“Learning to look and see is a continual process and must be encouraged and nurtured.”
If you have a photograph you love, Trish can replicate it in pencil or oils. Commissions can be arranged by contacting her.