Fiona Concannon Artist and Martina Furlong Artist, are delighted to announce that they are taking part in this years London St Patrick's Festival, hosted by the London Government, on Sunday the 19th of March, from 12 p.m to 5.45p.m. They will have a stall at the North Terrace in Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery, where they will have a wide selection of their paintings and Limited Edition Prints for sale.
Both artists are very excited about this event, and are busy preparing to ensure that their work will be showcased to the highest possible standard. Fiona and Martina see this event as a massive opportunity to showcase their work to an International market, and are proud to be representing Irish artists.
Fiona, from Spiddal, Co. Galway, and Martina, from Wexford, first met while studying Fine Art Painting in the Limerick School of Art and Design in 1992. Fiona went onto further her artistic studies in Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin, while Martina moved to London, where she lived and worked for 18 years. Both continued to paint and develop their own individual styles and techniques, all the time bouncing ideas and theories off each other. Martina moved back to Wexford, where she opened The Paintbox Studio and Gallery in Oulart, Co. Wexford, in 2015.
Fiona returned to her home of Spiddal, where she began to paint the landscape surrounding her, a departure from her previous work. Colour has always been Fiona's main interest, capturing the ever changing light that creates the dramatic skies and landscape of the West of Ireland. She is currently working on a series of Watercolour paintings which capture some of Galway's best known landmarks - The Long Walk, Galway Cathedral, as well as images of Irish Wildlife and Skyscapes.
Martina paints colourful, textured landscapes and abstracts. Her work is inspired by the rugged, magical quality of the Irish landscape and the many other intriguing things she encounters every day. In her work she likes to mix reality with memories and imagination and paint her own interpretation of it using various tools, such as twigs, scrapers and wire brushes as well as the traditional brush and pallet knife to apply paint.
So, if you know anyone who will be in London for the St Patrick's Day Festival, pop up to Stand 4 - in front of the National Gallery, and say hello, we can't wait to join in on the festivities!