Exhibition in full swing at golf club
New Ross-based artist Carmel Fenlon is a keen golfer when she is not wielding a paintbrush so it is no surprise that she chose Wexford Golf Club as the venue for a solo exhibition of landscape and still life paintings and drawings entitled 'Echoes' which was officially opened by Captain John Lynn and will be open to the public until the end of May.
Carmel who grew up in New Ross and was educated at the former Loreto boarding school in Wexford, obtained a BA (Hons) in Painting and a Masters Degree in Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art in England where she enrolled as a mature student at the age of 25.
She returned to Ireland in 2000 and for a number of years she taught Art and Design at Good Counsel secondary school in New Ross before devoting herself full-time to painting and concentrating for a time on portrait painting, earning the distinction of being selected for the prestigious Davy Portrait Award in Belfast in 2010.
She has exhibited widely, including on a number of occasions, including at the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast.
'I golf in New Ross but I love the Wexford Golf Club. Art exhibitions are a new project which they started during the Opera Festival to encourage more people to visit the club', said Carmel.
She extended her thanks to the staff for their co-operation and assistance in setting up the show.
The exhibition will be open to the public every day throughout May and Carmel herself will be there on Sundays to talk to visitors and to give demonstrations of drawing and painting from 11 to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.
The artist is delighted to have been recently invited by gallery owner James O'Connor to exhibit her work regularly at Greenacres in Selskar.