About the Artist

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About the Artist

Lily O'Rourke
Lily O'Rourke has been painting and exhibiting for many years and during these years Lily has explored different media and techniques.

While she paints in Oils, Watercolour, Acrylic and Mixed Media she favors the medium of Pastels enjoying the spontaneity of applying colour and the vibrant yet subtle effects that can be achieved. Lily is a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland since 2001.

Lily's work is largely inspired by nature and the environment around her, capturing the light and atmostphere, while painting the countryside of locations she has visited and subjects such as the landscapes, seascapes, woodland, gardens and flowers feature in her work.

Lily work can be seen in the Art Bank, Bunclody and many group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of Ireland, Barrow Valley Group of Painters, Athy Art Group and has been selected for the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival Open Submission on six occasions. Lily also exhibits every June during Carlow Arts Fringe Festival and in a group exhibition in Dunlavin Arts Festival.

In 1998 Lily won the Crotty's Award for a work of merit in the Eigse Carlow Artists Section of the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival.