29th July - 7th August 2022
LOCKDOWN LANDSCAPES opens on Friday 29thth July from 7-9pm and will continue to Sunday 7th August. The Exhibition will be open to the public 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12-5pm on Sundays. All are Welcome!
OCAP(Oughterard Courthouse Arts Programme) is honoured to remember renowned Landscape Artist Kieran Tobin in LOCKDOWN LANDSCAPES. We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Kieran’s sudden passing on 28th March of this year. Kieran’s family have kindly agreed to go ahead with this Exhibition in Kieran’s memory. We hope to pay tribute and celebrate Kieran’s legacy as an Artist and his generosity of spirit.
After twenty-three years as a prominent ENT specialist Kieran announced his retirement from medicine and turned his attention to seriously focusing on being an Artist. He had a lifelong interest in art, especially the work of eighteenth – and nineteenth-century American artists. He started out with watercolours then moving onto pastels and later to oil painting. Being a County Tipperary man originally, and used to the profusion of trees, hedges and green fields, the Connemara landscape was stark to him at first. His curious eye soon found the beauty in the bogs, mountains and rocks surrounding him, and the peace and tranquillity he found there is strongly reflected in his art.
“Paintings may bring us back in our minds to special places or trigger memories of private moments. I would wish viewers of my work to enter the scene and derive a sense of peace and appreciation of the beauty of nature and the countryside. I hope my paintings bring a stress-free zone into the homes and lives of busy people.”
Quote from an interview with Kieran Tobin in Tea ‘n Turps Taking Tea with Artists by Lynda Cookson.
OCAP (Oughterard Courthouse Arts Programme) is a voluntary group that was formed to run Visual Arts Exhibitions during the Summer months in Ougterard Courthouse with support from both Oughterard Courthouse Conservation & Heritage Company and Galway County Council. The main aim of OCAP is to present a diverse range of Artists and Artistic Practices to the community in Oughterard. We also aim to provide an exceptional Exhibition Space for established and emerging Artists to showcase their Artwork.