Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to our new Art Blog

I'd just like to welcome everyone to our new art blog.

Hi, my name is Maria Noonan-McDermott. I am a visual artist based in County Leitrim, Ireland. I have been painting for over twenty years and I'm one of the co-founders of The NorthWest Artists Group, which was established earlier this year.

The initial aim of the group was primarily to unite like-minded creative people together and to provide a support network for all members and their individual art practices.
From there, it was a natural progression to try and channel our creative energies into the community by organising public exhibitions.

This blog was then set up in the hope that it would represent an open platform for the presentation and promotion of original visual art from the North West of Ireland, but more importantly we wish our blog to increase the enjoyment and participation in all art forms throughout the world.

As you can see, we have a lovely mixed and diverse core group already. You can click on their links to view the individual works. We also welcome new members from the North West, artists can contact us through the blog. Your feedback and comments are always appreciated, so feel free to post and have your say.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Beginings

The North West Artists group had their first group meeting at Markree Castle, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Sunday, 23rd August 2009. The attendees were; Maria Noonan-McDermott, Marvin Baldemore, Geoff Kilpatrick, Thomas Sheridan, Morgan Ferriter, Lisa Bond and Carmel O Callaghan.

Markee Castle will be the venue for the groups first major exhibition on Saturday, 24th October 2009 and will run for a month. The original paintings of a dozen North West artists will be featured. The titled of the exhibition will be "Shifting Fields."

Markree Castle Website