Artist Kevin wins Plein Air award in Coueron

By Maria Pepper

Carla Goldberg, David Goldberg, Kevin Freeney and Jim Doolan.
Carla Goldberg, David Goldberg, Kevin Freeney and Jim Doolan.

Artist Kevin Freeney has returned triumphant from the 'Couleurs de Bretagne' outdoor painting festival in Wexford's twin town of France, having won the Professional Oil Painters section of the competition for a picture entitled 'La Fenetre d'Audubon' (Audubon's Window), depicting the home of the famous 19th century bird painter, who was raised in Nantes and emigrated to the US at the age of 18.

The event organisers held onto the winning painting which will be displayed at the regional final of the competition next October. Kevin who works from a studio in Mayglass, travelled to Coueron with fellow artists Jim Doolan and David Goldberg for a weekend of Plein Air painting around Coeuron. The trio who are members of the South East Plein Air Association were among the guests of honour at a civic reception in the French twin town where Wexford native Jackie Menard Byrne's husband is a council official.

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