From Tuesday 1st September to Sunday 13th September 2009
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this collection of work by artist Leah Beggs. Leah graduated from Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design in 1996 with a diploma in Fine Art. She is a member of Engage Art Studios in Galway since 2005. Her work forms part of various collections in Ireland including Garda HQ, The Revenue Comissioners, An Bord Pleanála, Microsoft Art Collection, Charleville Hotel Rathmines and The Stephens Hall Hotel, Leeson Street. Leah was also commissioned by OPW to develop ten specific pieces which currently hang in the National Concert Hall and the Department of the Taoiseach.
Leah's paintings have always concerned the surrounding landscape. She paints from memory, but is inspired by continuous journeys through the Connemara countryside.
However there is a noted change in the direction of her latest body of work. Whilst the subject matter is acknowledged as landscape, the way in which it is executed captures the climatic essence that is present at that moment in time.
She uses paint in a layering process and works on a series of paintings at any one time. The result is described as 'intimate' and involves up - close viewing to appreciate the underlying layers of paint, whilst viewing from a distance - along with subtle hints from the titles - gives a sense of the initial compositional inspiration.
Opening Reception: Friday 4th September 7-9pm