ARTWALL exhibition

Animal Art at The Design House

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Animal Art at The Design House

Midnight Watch by Lorraine Fletcher

If you have a grá for animals you will love the upcoming exhibition on The Leitrim Design House ARTWALL by Galway based artist Lorraine Fletcher.


This exhibition is on view from June 1. Lorraine graduated with a degree in Fine Art & Design from the University of Ulster, Belfast. She draws her inspiration from the surrounding countryside, her love of animals and nature. Lorraine’s paintings are a combination of bright colours with a quirky style.
The artist describes her approach to her work as “I have always had a love for animals from an early age and this series of paintings was inspired by a family of foxes I watched daily from my studio two years ago in Galway city.


“I focus on the facial expressions and beauty I see in animals, highlighting both their vulnerability and strength.
The paintings include stags, hares and hedgehogs but most frequently foxes feature. The colours are vibrant, a dash of blue runs throughout the collection. I’ve developed a distinct style using mainly acrylic paint on deep edge canvas, the paint is layered to give the desired effect and paired with a grey block colour background. I use photos from many sources  for reference and I regularly photograph animals for future works.”


This ARTWALL exhibition of original paintings will continue through June and July. As with all our 100% Irish gifts these one off pieces may be purchased on deposit and paid off over a number of weeks - an easy way to start your very own unique Irish art collection! Lorraine’s work is also available in limited edition prints for those on a smaller budget.


We welcome everyone to drop by and enjoy this talented artist’s work. For further information visit www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie.
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