During the last four years of my husband’s illness, and the isolation of COVID lockdown, I turned, as a release, to stolen moments where I could lose myself in capturing the essence of the flowers and plants in our garden, as well as of the pieces of china that I have collected over the years, sometimes with my other muse, scarves in silk or wool.
The paintings which have come from this reflect my personal passions for colour, light and texture that I find in the cherished objects that surround me.
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“Sybils of the Slaney” is a women’s cooperative exhibition now showing at Newtownbarry House Gallery. There are twelve women artists taking part, including Josephine Grant, Clody Norton, Maria Levinge, Philippa Bayliss, Lesley Fennell, Cathy Callan, Rebecca Homfray, Moira Robertson, Clare Ormerod, Sara Rogers, Hanneke van Ryswyk.
Eight watercolours, each 14″ x 20″, of interiors of his home Leixlip Castle, have now been completed, and Mr Guinness is keen to have them exhibited in Dublin. We approached The United Arts Club in the centre of the city, and they are happy to show this collection, together with some other work by Josephine Grant which will be for sale.
This exhibition will open on:
Thursday, 22nd October 2015, at 8 pm, and will remain on show for three weeks.
Kilcock Art Gallery will hold the next Josephine Grant solo exhibition, and this will open on:
Sunday, 10th May, 2015
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More commissions: from the Hon Desmond Guinness, to be painted in watercolour, of interiors of his home Leixlip Castle, County Kildare, Ireland…..
New representation: at the Wren Gallery, 34 High Street, Burford, Gloucestershire, England. Gill Mitchell at the gallery has taken a small collection, comprising both oils and watercolours, to show in her Spring Exhibition. She has a preference for the larger works, but the collection includes all sizes.
Academic recognition: “Passionflower at the Window, Tourneferie”, watercolour 20″ x 14″ has been selected by the Royal Watercolour Society in London to be exhibited in their Open Watercolour Competition Exhibition opening at the end of February.
“Remosa Rose” (see Gallery Retrospective Exhibition) was selected for exhibition in the Royal Watercolour Society in London, in March, 2012. Entry had to be done online for the first time for this venerable society, a challenge in itself, but in spite of this (or maybe because of it for some people) there were more entries than ever before.
“Patchwork Silks” was selected for exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, and will be shown from 27th May, 2012 there. They also had more entries than ever, almost three thousand in total, though entry was in the traditional way involving endless queueing and chaotic parking. You can view this picture also on Gallery Retrospective Exhibition.
This Exhibition went very well, especially considering the times we are in. Nearly two thirds of the paintings have sold, with all the “teacup” oil paintings gone, and a few of the larger watercolours going quickly.
Josephine Grant’s paintings were shown in a solo exhibition in 2011, in Ireland.
Josephine Grant, A Retrospective
1956 to 2011
Newtownbarry House, Bunclody
Co. Wexford, Ireland
3rd July 2011View it here.
The Retrospective Exhibition was received with considerable interest, due to the span of years illustrated, and the development of the work and subjects clearly demonstrated. The opening attracted much media attention, and a significant number of works were sold. A commission for a nude portrait was obtained as a result of a visit to the exhibition.
As it was a very large exhibition, there are many works still available, so if you are interested in buying please leave a comment below.