Artist at the Courthouse Gallery and Studios Ennistymon, Co Clare, studio visits welcome and appointments for gallery viewing at 8 New Rd, Ennistymon welcome also. Caitríona is an Irish artist, translating the unseen world of feeling, emotion and spirit through her art. Painting, drawing, sculpture and installations.
Caitríona’s formal training is in design comminications, planning to use her skills to highlight issues regarding the environment, trade and social issues.
Working instead as a fine artist since 2001. Her natural flow of work is abstract, organic, expressive and intuitive, being inspired by artist such as Klee, Moholy Nagy and Kandisnsky. And more recently Hilma Klimt and Mark Rothko. Resonating strongly with expressive spiritual work.
And as she developed her knowledge of subtle energies, she began to marry her natural flow of painting with thought intention to create larger bodies of work. Reconciling her desire to work on issues by realizing her work was about working through emotions and feelings, communicating the world of energy, what we can feel and sense.
After some early commercial success Caitríona pulled back from developing her career wanting to focus on developing and deepening her practice, while enjoying her family. Her work is so immersed in the journey of the human being and the experiences that they encounter, her everyday life and connection are a huge source of inspiration and learning. While pregnant with her third child she began the body of work
Present- Be here now –(2008) exploring ideas of the mind and how we create experiences, looking at ideas such as projection, what are our thoughts, our personal beliefs as opposed to what we believe as a result of fear, bad experiences, others opinions. The main purpose of the exhibition was to become aware of our own thoughts and how we can master our own minds enabling us to live more fulfilling lives. This exhibition was a marrying of her natural flow of intuitive painting combined with the thought intention to explore and develop these ideas.
In 2011 she began applying a Goethean study approach to her work as away of attuning more deeply, working in specific areas in her hometown of Ennis. This had a massive impact on the process and development of larger interlinking bodies of work and
in the development of
“Pre’sence” 2014– an art exhibition and exploration of the energy of spirit and the transcending of blocked emotion through acknowledgement and creativity. Using physical places and personal experiences as a gateway to going deeper with feelings and transcending blocked energy
This exhibtition looked at the emotional effect of our shared history and how that is impacting us now. Acknowledging how the structures within our societies have had a huge impact on us and how building our own energy structure enables us to live more vitally. Leading to the installation – presence – being –flowing, - 6 - 5ft squared paintings creating a circular surround inner space, for centering, meditation and empowment.
2015 Global Green Electric Picnic, Stardbally, Co. Clare.
and for Clare Culture Nights.
Arts trail, Electric Picnic, Stardbally, Co. Laois.
& For Clare Culture Nights.
14ft Art space created through channeled energy painting.
This creation began with the desire to let go, trust and align with the flow of universal energy. Balance, holding our own space and flowing with life.
Arts Trail Electric Picnic, 2017.
Date to be fixed- The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
August 2017- Gallery Café, Gort, Co. Galway.
July 2017-The Record Break, Lower Market St car park, Ennis, Co. Clare.
May 2017-The Secret Garden Gallery, The Quay, Kinvara, Co. Galway.