If you find yourself in Dublin, Ireland this week, I invite you to view my friend Elizabeth Magill's exhibition of large paintings at the RHA Galleries www.rhagallery.ie This amazing exhibition closes on February 25th. It will then travel north to the Ulster Museum, Belfast 11 May – 23 September 2018 Ulster Museum May – August 2018 www.nmni.com and to The New Art Gallery Walsall 13 October 2018 – 20 January 2019 thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
Elizabeth and I studied art at the Belfast College of Art back in the 1980's after which she went to the Slade College of Art in London to complete her MFA in painting. For over thirty years she has lived and painted full time in London. I have always admired her dedication to her work and her enduring passion for painting. Last October, my 87-year-old Mother and I took a two-car train from Galway to Limerick to see this exhibition when it was on at the Limerick City Art Gallery and Museum. We had a great day out and loved the layering and overlapping images of landscapes in Elizabeth's work. There is an in-depth interview in the current edition of the Irish Arts Review. Congratulations, Elizabeth I wish you continuing success.