Midlands based artist Anne Rigney will be showing a new body of work at The Gallery at the Roscommon Arts Centre, as part of the centre’s celebration of local artists. The exhibition will open on Wednesday August 3 and run until Thursday August 11.
Anne Rigney is originally from Mount Temple, Westmeath but has lived in Knockcroghery for the last 28 years, where she works from her studio. The work for this exhibition comprises of 25 mixed media works of oils, acrylics, pastel, and watercolours.
Rigney’s subject matter is influenced by the ever changing colours of the local Midlands landscape.
“The images that interest me most are things in transition, be it a decaying autumn leaf or a reflection in a pool of water. Life is constantly changing and we are all part of this flux. With change we either adapt or suffer. The process of letting go can be painful but with change come new beginnings. I take something from nature and transform it - into something else, something new, sometimes recognizable, sometimes not. Sometimes a painting has a life of its own and one just follows, one colour after another. The final result can very often be surprising,” explained Anne.
Rigney has exhibited extensively in Ireland and her work has also been shown internationally, in the US, Poland, Germany, and Scotland.
The professionals arts group Working Artists Roscommon, of which Rigney is a member, were instrumental in the inception of the Roscommon Arts Centre. “I’m delighted to be exhibiting at the Roscommon Arts Centre, I feel it’s the natural platform for these works.”
The exhibition is opening with a cheese and wine reception on Wednesday August 3, 7pm- 8.30pm, at the Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon Town. All are welcome.