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Press Release June 2003

Seachrán Samhraid is the title of the current summer group show in Joan Clancy Gallery in Ring. And a summer extravaganza of new paintings it certainly is!

Rayleen Clancy studied painting at NCAD and at San Francisco Art Institute; she graduated from DLCAD in Film Studies, and has exhibited solo in South Tipperary Art Centre and at the Dyehouse Gallery in Waterford. Her work explores issues of identity, beauty and self-awareness. She enjoys the distinction of her work being chosen for the current RHA Exhibition in Dublin.

Martin Quigley's work captures the essence and tranquillity of time and place. A lecturer at the Faculty of Art & Design in WIT, Quigley's paintings and sculptures have gained global recognition and form part of private and corporate collections including AIB, the Bank of Montreal, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. His memoir Drifting With The River Gods is garnering strong critical acclaim.

Danny Cunningham graduated from CCAD with a 1st Class Honours Degree in painting and received the Waterford County Council Bursary Award for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre; he has recently had a solo exhibition of his Coastal Paintings in STAC and in the éigse Open Submissions in Carlow.

(Patricia) Wishy Martin was born in Cork, and runs The Lismore Art Centre. "What I search for in painting is the unique essence in a person, or the atmosphere and light in the landscape" she explains.

Andrew O'Dwyer is currently completing his Degree in Fine Art at Crawford College Cork, prior to which he studied at CTI Waterford. His influences include Simon Redmond which is evident by his use of layering of faces and figures in a two-tone setting. He is inspired by nightscapes where unseen street light emphasises certain objects and disregard others.

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