From Tuesday 1st February to Saturday 12th February 2005
This exhibition is an expression and a celebration of a vibrant personality, which will not lie down. Ann was given a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. She found it increasingly difficult to stay in a mainstream work environment and so began freelancing and it was in 1997 she joined a studio with other working artists and began to paint in oils for the first time. Ann describes her work: 'I feel it wasn't until 1997 that I finally knew the medium most suited to my temperament and I found that painting in oils was a very real way of expression. Because my history is in design, my work, although mainly abstract, has its origins in design and graphics.'
In 1978 Ann received a Diploma in Communications & Design, with a Distinction from Sun Laoghaire College of Art & Design. In 2001 she received a Certificate in Arts & Empowerment Facilitation from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. She has spent most of her working life in the Animation Film Industry enjoying working on the making of, 'Watership Down' in London in 1976.
Opening Reception: Thursday 3rd February 7-9pm