A Clare-based artist who takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the countryside will display her work at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, at the RDS from November 10-12.
Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the year’s biggest art show, which will also give Irish art lovers the unique chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 each on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year’s Art Source sold out in record time and features over 130 contemporary artists and 20 Irish and international galleries gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.
Among these will be Helen Lowe from Quin, Co. Clare who bases her work on a plein air intuitive process to give a feeling of freedom and colour for each scene.
She is also well-known for her ‘Hello 408’ watercolour of a Fresian cow which she donated to a charity-based auction.
Helen, who is originally from Ballisodare, Co. Sligo, hopes to exhibit three new paintings using the oldest known encaustic technique, which adds coloured pigments to heated beeswax.
“Paintings capture a magical sense of time of the beautiful world we live in,” she said.
“I love animals and forestry and every time I turn around, there’s something else to paint. I think it takes a special kind of person to look at art and get it.”
“Art Source offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable artwork to make their home unique and also the opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work,” said show organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
There is a huge emphasis on visitor involvement at Art Source, and this year the show features interactive oil and resin painting demonstrations and there are free children’s art workshops for under 12s.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 10-12, admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Opening times: Friday Nov 10: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 11: 10am-6pm, Sun Nov 12: 10am-6pm