Meet the Team
tewart is a mixed media painter. His artwork is semi abstract; based on drawn studies but organically developed, focussing on the atmosphere and mood of the piece, rather than the representational form. His highly textured mixed media paintings suggest wide expanses of bog or moor, solitary trees or natural forms with vivid, intricate details submerged under glazes of earthy colours.
Ross Stewart has exhibited across Ireland and the UK over the last 16 years and his work is held in public and private collections internationally.
Niamh Curry is a painter. She mostly works with oils and charcoal. She has a passion for portraiture and figurative work and has recently developed a keen interest in still life painting, focusing on objects that spark memories and connections.
She also enjoys abstract art and has started to incorporate both abstract and traditional style painting in her work, playing around with light, colour and form, exaggerating shadows to create interesting shapes and compositions.
Niamh has exhibited all over Ireland and her works are held in private collections both nationally and internationally.
Graduating from West Wales School of the Arts, Jade Butler is an Irish artist whose practice investigates environmental themes and the relationship between nature, society and capitalism.
Jade has exhibited in annual exhibitions of the Royal Hibernian Academy, The Royal Ulster Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Society of Women. Jade's work is included in the collection of The Office of Public Works.
Mary Doyle Burke
Mary Doyle Burke is a multi disciplinary artist from County Kilkenny who has a deep love of nature and the land.
She works with natural materials gathered from the land to create sculptural work and paintings, sometimes hybrid works. Gathering pigments from all elements of the land, she creates ink for painting organically and creates paper from plants. The research element of her work is a study of a comparison between organic and synthetic materials. While installing her artworks in the indoor studio or with the outdoor land art, the consideration of space is paramount to her. The other is the use of materials, and she loves to gets lost in the handleability. The ancestors, the stories left in the land and their ancient culture sings the song of her art.
Currently she is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Kilkenny Arts Office for her research and creation of works in response to the Irish Boglands.
Kate is a painter, printmaker and writer of very short stories who was born, bred and buttered in Ulster. She now lives in Carlow with kids, dogs, cats, chaos and a lot of books.
Kate studied French Literature and, after a stint as a librarian, went on to take a Master’s in Textual and Visual Studies in Dublin and Paris and then a Foundation Diploma in Craft.
Working in acrylic, oil, watercolour, linoprint and mixed media. She likes to paint with words and to tell stories in pictures.
Graham is from Kilkenny and a painter and mixed media artist. He works in acrylics and watercolour but also uses permanent markers, household paint, and aerosols to cover his surfaces with imagery and text, which run from rant to mythology to poetry to personal stories.
He likes to paint birds, flowers and superheroes and sometimes altogether
He spent many years in Charlotte, NC, USA where He co founded Goodyear Arts, an innovative, nonprofit, artist-led project that has artist residencies and events in underused buildings in Charlotte, NC, USA.
He also co founded Wallpoems A poetry-based nonprofit mural project, with more than 20 permanent painted walls and installations in Charlotte, NC, USA.