Art Exhibition 2019
For this year’s art exhibition we have invited two artists:
Trish Taylor Thompson and John Shinnors
Their work will be displayed in St Flannan’s Cathedral for the duration of the Music Festival.
Trish Taylor Thompson
Painting in vibrant colours with the freedom of abstraction in tandem with the discipline of photorealism, Trish Taylor Thompson creates unique images that sizzle with life, energy and colour. Whether depicting the delicacy of the cherry blossom or the elusive blooms of the cannonball tree, or indeed the highly charged symbolism of the common poppy, her flower paintings radiate a world of beautifully illustrated botanicals against the backdrop of free flowing abstraction. Her unique palette, formal structure and distinctive style make her work both instantly recognisable and utterly irresistible.
Trish Taylor Thompson’s most recent works have been inspired by music. She recently closed a chapter on her working life, that of radio presenter with RTE lyric fm, to fulfil a life long ambition to become a visual artist. Having found the faith and self-belief to take this major step, she now draws on her surroundings and life experiences to harness the beauty of nature and music in her work.
Trish Taylor Thompson fulfilled a life long ambition to become an artist when she attended LSAD graduating with a Fine Art Painting BA (Hons) degree in 2013. As the recipient of the Tom Fox Award that year, she launched her first solo exhibtion ‘45 for Valour’, marking the centenary of the First World War in 2014 in The Coach in Limerick City. Four years later the Limerick Museum hosted this seminal work – a memorial to the forty-five soldiers of Irish descent who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroism in the Great War – marking the centenary of the end of WW1 in November 2018. This work is now available to view in the offices of the Limerick Civic Trust until it becomes a permanent fixture in the Limerick Military Museum in 2020.
Trish Taylor Thompson
John Shinnors was born in Limerick in 1950 and attended Limerick School of Art & Design. He has had regular solo exhibitions and has exhibited in many group shows since the 1980s.
His work is represented in many public and private collections and he has received a number of awards.
He is a member of Aosdána, a fellow of Limerick Institute of Technology and is involved in the promotion of the arts through the Shinnors Scholarship and the Shinnors Drawing Award. He lives and works in Limerick and is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Books by the the artist:
ADULT READING AT ARTIST'S BEDTIME
John Shinnors-Paintings and Drawings LCGA
Profile- John Shinnors