Triona has a wild way with art!
Step into the wild with a new exhibition of wildlife pastels by Triona O’Neill of Ladybird Cottage Art, showing at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven from 3 May. The influence of the WIld Atlantic Way is very much evident in her work with scenes depicting iconic birds and native flowers.
Triona is a native of Kinsale and from a young age was drawing and sketching. She describes being fascinated by the spectacular colour of nature, the many varieties of animals, flora and fauna she encounters while walking in the countryside, the nearby woods, and in the sea. Primarily using pastels, she explains that “starting with a blank board is a daunting experience, but to watch it come to life with the wonderful spectrum of colours that chalk pastel allows, is just breathtaking. I feel I am capturing the colours of nature at it’s best. The blending allowed with the medium of chalk pastel art is simply invigorating and the final finish of textures and colour bring out the satisfaction I get in using the gift I have found within myself.”
The exhibition will be officially opened by celebrated local artist John Jermyn and will take place in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven on Wednesday, 3 May at 8pm. The show will run until 18 June.
Cronin’s Pub host a regular series of local and national artists in their Mad Fish dining room. Coming up later this year will be work from Killian O’ Sullivan, Sabina Lucas, Karen Hickey, Helle Helsner and Niki Purcell. The popular seaside pub known is also home to Crosshaven’s Knit & Natter group, Crosshaven Film Club and weekly Sunday music sessions.
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