Eileen Quin


BIO

A native of Limerick City, I’ve always enjoyed all things to do with art and craft.

In the early 80’s I took a keen interest in patchwork and joined the Irish Patchwork Society. I was fortunate to have my contemporary design quilt “Arrowplay” accepted for display in the 1983 IPA First National Exhibition of Quilts and Wallhangings, held in the Bank of Ireland HQ in Dublin. I again exhibited in the 1985 exhibition and the quilt was described as “an arresting hexagonal” by Harriet Cooke in The Irish Times.

While gainfully employed I continued to pursue my interest in art. I attended night classes and workshops in the LSAD; a workshop with well known botanical artist, Wendy Walsh at the Burren College of Art; Gallery 75; and a Graphic Design course at PMTC at UL.

On taking early retirement I took up the paint brushes with renewed vigour. That year I had a small solo exhibition in the foyer of the Hunt Museum in Limerick. I’ve lived in county Clare for some thirty years and I’m inspired to paint our wonderful Irish landscape, including the Atlantic coastline and the Burren. One of my Burren paintings appeared on the RTE Weather programme prior to the transmission of “Painting the Nation”. I was delighted to have my work included Limerick Art Society’s 80th Anniversary Exhibition, which took place in the Limerick City Gallery. I mainly work in oils but also enjoy painting flowers and landscapes in watercolour.

CONTACT DETAILS

Eileen Quin
T 086 6167650
E ballysheen@gmail.com