…the bee loud glade

Exhibition by Kathrine Geoghegan

About Kathrine Geoghegan

“My paintings are inspired by my concern for the plight of our bee populations, as well as my love of nature. The paintings feature native plants that are important for bees, and in some small way I hope to contribute to the growing conversation about the crash in their numbers. What you see in my artworks is a ‘bees-eye’ view of the world – I wish to capture the essence of these plants within their natural habitat. My process always starts outdoors. I have walked the fields and meadows around my home in Straffan, observing, photographing and collecting. I bring this information and inspiration back to my studio and build the painting layer by layer, capturing how the light falls on the forms and colours of these plants, revealing details in the undergrowth. I hope my paintings will stir in the viewer a desire to nurture flowering plants whether they are farmers, land-owners, city gardeners, or apartment-dwellers with a window box. We can all contribute to sustaining our bees.”

Short Biog.

2018 Kilcock Art Gallery Solo Exhibition. “…. The Bee Loud Glade”. The exhibition concerns itself with the collapse of the honey bee population and aims to raise awareness of the problem for everyone.
Spring 2018 Publication in the Cold Mountain Review, the literary journal of the Appalachian State University, North Carolina. Special edition ‘Crash’ concerned with the theme of extinction.
2017 Joya-AiR: Arte + Ecologia artist’s residency, Los Velez, Andalucía, Spain
2017 Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral, Yorkshire,
2017 Awarded Silver and Bronze medals at “BLOOM” in the Phoenix Park – 5th Annual Botanical & Floral Art in Bloom Exhibition
2016 Solo exhibition at the United Arts Club ‘The Native Irish and a few Colonisers’
2015 Solo exhibition ‘Soundings, Beauty from the Depths’ at the Origin Gallery, Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2
2015 Residency at Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, County Kerry
2015 Solo exhibition ‘Jewelled Wasteland’ at Signal Arts Centre Bray, County Wicklow
2014 Exhibited at the WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) Castle Espie Wetland Centre in Co. Down as part of the Nature through Art Exhibition
2008 Royal Ulster Academy Annual exhibition
2003 to 2017. Selected Group Exhibitions: – Origin Gallery Dublin, Dublin Painting & Sketching Club 2017, United Arts Club, Dublin, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Cork Vision Centre Naas Community Library, Feile na Bealtaine Dingle County Kerry, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, and Various Group Shows