Sheila Naughton: Chiaroscuro

Friday 21 October – Sunday 13 November 2011
Sheila Naughton: Mayo Drawing, 2010, gouache on paper, 40 x 40cm | Sheila Naughton: Chiaroscuro | Friday 21 October  – Sunday 13 November 2011 | Custom House Studios and Gallery

Opening by Marie Hanlon, artist, 7.30pm Friday 21 October

The series of works called ‘Chiaroscuro’ and ‘Mayo drawings’ were both made during a two month residency at The Custom House Studios and Gallery in Westport, Co. Mayo, in 2010. The word ‘Chiaroscuro’ means the treatment of light and shade and the drawings are a direct response to the play of light and shadow on the landscape in that part of County Mayo. Other works in the show include ‘Colourfield’ drawings which are also derived from the Mayo landscape and were made in 2011. A series of watercolours take as their inspiration the minutiae of nature – lichens, weeds and algae. All become subjects to study and observe and objects to derive images from.

Sheila Naughton was educated at NCAD and at Ecole des Beaux Arts et d’Art Appliqués, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1984. Recent Exhibitions include: Darkness and Light, Waterford Healing Arts Trust at Waterford Regional Hospital, 2008; Eigse Open, Carlow, 2009; Seen and Unseen, Westport Arts Festival; Mayo in Mind, Open Print Exhibition (Joint first prize), The Custom House Studios & Gallery, Westport; Christmas Show, The Custom House Studios & Gallery, Westport, 2010; ACD Kilgraney House Gallery, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow; Chiaroscuro, Solo Exhibition, The Custom House Studios & Gallery, Westport, 2011. Sheila is the recipient of the 2011 Residency at AIR by Kunstmeile Krems, Austria.

Image: Sheila Naughton: Mayo Drawing, 2010, gouache on paper, 40 x 40cm
Friday 21 October – Sunday 13 November 2011
Custom House Studios and Gallery
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Westport, Co Mayo
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