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Having obtained an Honours degree in illustration at West Wales School of the Arts, Eilbhe’s work derives from Oriental influenced style of minimalist ink painting. Particularly the Shin-Hanga movement in Japan and the works of Ohara Koson and his depictions of Kachō-e (birds and flowers) and from the traditions of Print-Making, which of course is an essential part of Illustration. 

 

Paintings are created using traditional Chinese/Japanese brushes and ink  and worked up in pencil afterward. 

Monoprints are created using intaglio etching ink and worked up in ink & pencil.

All work is made on sustainably sourced cotton paper.

This year, Eilbhe was short-listed for the VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship prize 2024.

 

Eilbhe has exhibited widely internationally and her work is held in private collections in Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland.

Eilbhe's focus is on capturing the essence of the ocean and the life around it, taken from observations whilst out in her seakayak and out walking the rugged Atlantic shoreline.

Using a minimalist approach, she creates pieces that are both serene and evocative. Each piece is carefully crafted to evoke a sense of calm and wonder in the viewer.

For inquiries about Eilbhe's work or to commission a piece, please fill out the contact form below.

Education

2008-2009

PGD Education in Art, Craft & Design, Crawford College of Art, Cork

2001-2004

BA(Hons) Art & Design, West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthan, Wales

1993-1994

NVQ Level 6, Art, Craft & Design, Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Awards & Affiliations

2024

2023

2022

2019

2018

2017

Shortlisted for VAA Scholarship Prize

Membership Cork Printmakers

TAME Touring & Travel Bursary, Cork LEO

Artist in Schools Bursary, Cork County Arts

Artist in Schools Bursary, Cork County Arts

YPCE Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland

Artist in Schools Bursary, Cork County Arts

Exhibitions - Solo

2023

Art3F Zurich,  Oerlikon Messe, Zurich

"Verge" Cahir Arts, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

2022

Art International Zurich, Messe fur Moderne und Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Zurich

2021

"Caibhleadh", Grey Heron Gallery, Bandon, Co. Cork

Art International Zurich, PULS 5, Zurich

Galerie am Lindenhof, Pfalfgasse 3, Zurich

2020

Art Nordic, Locomotivvaerkstedet, Copenhagen

Art International Zurich, PULS 5, Zurich

Art 3F, Haute-Savoie, France

2019

Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

"Flights of Fancy" Cronin's of Crosshaven, Cork

MAG Swiss, Montreux, Switzerland

ArtSource, RDS, Ballbridge, Dublin

2018

ArtSource, RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin

2017

ArtSource, RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin

2011

"Faultlines", Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

2002

"Small Things", Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Exhibitions - Group

2024

Galerie LaProkay, Trittligaße 4, Zurich
Galerie LaProkay, Zuger AltstadtHalle, Unter Altstadt 14, Luzern
Annual Summer Show, Kenny Gallery, Galway
Roy's Art Fair, Ox Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH

2023

Summer Show, Cahir Arts, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Cairde Visual, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo Arts Festival, Sligo
Moon Art, ElbPhilharmonie, Hamburg

2022

WOPART, Works on Paper Art (represented by Galerie Keller, Zurich), Lugano
"Straight out of Ireland", Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia 

2019

2017

2006

2005

2005

2004

2003

"Fragile Expanses", The Ivy House, Dublin

West Cork Creates, Skibereen, Co. Cork

TownHall Arts Centre, Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Wicklow County Buildings, Wicklow

Wicklow County Buildings, Wicklow

"Island Women", Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Wicklow Artists, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Wicklow Artists, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Contact Me

+353 87 344 5137

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