Artist Of The Month Page

Welcome to our artist of the month page.  For February, we have chosen Oladimeji Olaniyan. 

Oladimeji Olaniyan

Oladimeji Olaniyan was born and educated in Nigeria, graduating in 1999 with a BA in Fine and Applied Art from Obafemi Awolowo University. He then worked with Joshua Akande, a prominent Nigerian artist, as studio assistant for 5 years in Lagos.

Now based in Ireland, he was recently runner-up in the Nigeria Italy Art of Friendship Art Competition.

People and environment are his focus; anything that relates both positively and negatively to society could be chosen as his subject matter with ideas centred on crowd and abstract.

Olaniyan has exhibited extensively, including locally at VISUAL, Carlow Library and Made In Carlow Gallery. Click here to view Ola's work. 

Elizabeth Cope

Elizabeth Cope was born in 1952 in Co. Kildare and educated in the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. Elizabeth's success as an artist encouraged her to travel extensively, highlights have included Somalia & Central America.

Elizabeth has exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world for the past 40 years and is found in many important public and private collections.
Elizabeth, is best known as a painter of bright, colourful pictures. She paints spontaneous, spirited still lives, views of interiors, animals, portraits and domesticated landscapes.
Elizabeth herself says: “Painting for me is a way of life. I was seduced by the smell of oil paint when I was nine years old: my sister came home from Paris with a box of paints".

Learn more about Elizabeth by clicking on a sample of newspaper articles 

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Erotic art comes to Tarmonbarry

From Brazil to Ballinskelligs