The Royal Hibernian Academy’s 188th Exhibition

Twelve and a Half, Oil on Canvas, 20cm x 20cm, 2018
Currently on show in the RHA’s 188th Annual Exhibition (Photography Dickon Whitehead, 2018)

My portrait ‘Twelve and a Half’ was selected for the 188th Annual Exhibition at the RHA. I first saw the show on Varnishing Day with fellow friends and artists Lorna Watkins and Kaye Maahs, both of whom have stunning work in the exhibition. Be sure to seek them out when making a visit to the gallery between now and August 11th and spend time browsing the walls and floors and soaking up the diverse range of outstanding work the exhibition offers. I was going to try and list my favourites but there are just too many! You can read  Gemma Tipton’s review featured in The Irish Times by clicking on the link below (I’m delighted and most thankful to be able to say that ‘Twelve and a Half’ gets a mention!):

‘Downstairs, in the space dedicated to portraiture, the challenge is to take it all in without gravitating to recognisable faces, or lurching between the names on the labels; but if this is an art party, it’s really well worth getting to know all the guests. Emma Stroude’s Twelve and a Half is a stand-out, as is Laura Cronin’s Life Study 18, the former a simple, yet arresting image of a young girl, the latter a classic nude. In each you feel that stepping into the canvas and beginning a conversation with the subject is a distinct possibility.’ Gemma Tipton, Irish Times

The Irish Times – RHA Annual, No Wallflowers at this Roudy Art Party

‘Twelve and a Half’ also gets a mention in a review by Cristín Leach. I’m so grateful and thrilled to have my work acknowledged again!

There are some remarkable portraits of children. Catherine Creaney’s beautiful baby in a yellow dress; Klute’s Lara; the young girl in Stephen Murphy’s Peter, Evka and Sara; Emma Stroude’s Twelve and a Half; Miseon Lee’s Sceptic; Cristina Bunello’s Rainbow Painting II; and Laura Cronin’s Another Snow Day.’ Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times Culture supplement.

Follow the link to the full article in The Sunday Times Culture Magazine below: 

The Times : The RHA Annual Show shines a light on some of Ireland’s best and brightest artists