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Kate Beagan

Kate is an Irish Artist currently living in Co. Monaghan. She has exhibited throughout Ireland and Australia. Over the years she has won many art awards such as the Australian Rotring award for Drawing and the Henry Chapman award for watercolour.

Simplicity would seem to be an identifying factor in Kate’s work, but simplicity is a deceiving concept. Using light and colour, she reveals the essence of the subjects she selects to paint. Children playing at the shore are among her most popular images, with landscapes and vilage scenes coming in a close second.

She prefers the challenge of the smaller painting with oil on canvas being her medium of choice. She uses canvas she stretches herself for maximum results.

Her subject matter ranges from broad sweeping landscapes, beach scenes to townscapes. There is an underlying warmth to her work. Her style is figurative, romantic and moody. Kate's work has been purchased by the Department of Health and the Department of Justice.

Artist Statement

Working mainly with oils , I focus on landscape and urban scenes.

The shape, pattern and colour play a large part in my choice of subject. As does the time of day and to a very large extent the season. My favourite time is from October right through to April.

I find that for me, the transient nature of light, large areas and open spaces are elements that qualify a landscape.

My paintings are finished when they are able to convey a moment or sensation,an initial impact and a sense of mystery.

The process of transforming paint into an image continues to compel and challenge.

Australia 1985—1995


Dabble on Day gallery, Brisbane.

Toowoomba Gallery. Queensland.

Piro’s Art Centre. Brisbane.

Ireland 1995

Solo Exhibitions:

The Stables Gallery Co. Meath.1997.

Antiques and Print Gallery , Co. Meath. 2002

Kenny Gallery. Co. Clare. 2008

Hungry Hill Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork. 2008

Group Exhibitions.

Lindsey Gallery, Belfast. 2002.

The Grange Gallery , Old town. Co. Meath.2002 –2003

Blackrock Collage. Dublin . 2004 +2005.

Cavan Arts Centre. Co. Cavan. 2005

The Carrick Gallery. Carrickmacross. 2006

John Hurley Gallery. Co. Kerry. 2006

Iontas Gallery Co. Monaghan. 2006

Liam Rodgers Gallery. Co. Down. 2006.

K. Gallery. Cork city. 2009

Kenny Gallery . Co. Clare. 2009

Hungry Hill Gallery. Co. Cork.2009

Bad Art Gallery Dublin.2009.

Croi8 Collecive. Ardee, 2010

Croi8 Collective. Sol Art Gallery Dawson St, Dublin. 2010

Presently Exhibiting with:

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, Hungry Hill Gallery. Glengarriff.

Kenny Gallery. Co. Clare.

Winner of the Rotring Art Award for Drawing in Australia.

Work has been purchased by the Department of Health and the Department of Justice.

Published with “Cottage Publications” from Co. Antrim.  

A Coffee table book with the history and watercolours of

“Monaghan, County of the Little Hills” in 2007.