Leah BeggsLeah Beggs graduated from Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design (now DLIADT) in 1996 with a diploma in Fine Art. She is a member of Engage Art Studios in Galway since August 2005 and is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland. Originally from Dublin, she currently lives and works in Connemara, Co. Galway.
Her work forms part of various collections in Ireland including Garda HQ, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, An Bord Pleanála, Microsoft Irish Art Collection, Charleville Hotel Rathmines and The Stephens Hall Hotel Leeson Street. Leah was also commissioned by the OPW to develop ten specific pieces which currently hang in the National Concert Hall and the Department of the Taoiseach.
Leah’s paintings have always concerned the surrounding landscape. She paints from memory, but is inspired by continuous journeys through the Connemara countryside.
However there is a noted change in the direction of her latest body of work. Whilst the subject matter is acknowledged as landscape, the way in which it is executed captures the climatic essence that is present at that moment in time. The surrounding landscape and inherent weather is seeping into the subconscious of her work. This latest exhibition is a series of works harnessing this change.
She uses paint in a layering process and works on a series of paintings at any one time. The result is described as ‘intimate’ and involves up-close viewing to appreciate the underlying layers of paint, whilst viewing from a distance- along with subtle hints from the titles- give a sense of the initial compositional inspiration.
|Sept 1998 - June 2000||Rhodec Diploma in Interior Design.
Senior College Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.
|Sept 1992 - June 1996||N.C.E.A Diploma in Fine Art. Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Ireland - DLIADT
Subjects: Painting, Sculpture, Print and History of Art
|Sept 1991 - June 1992||V.E.C. Certificate in Arts and Crafts. Senior College
Sallynoggin, Dublin, Ireland. Portfolio preparation
|2008 Sept||Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast|
|2008 July||Summer Group Show, Hallward Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2|
|2008 April||Hermione Annual Exhibition – Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6 – Group Show|
|2007 Nov-Jan||Winter Collection – Hallward Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 – Group Show|
|2007 Dec||White Sight - Hazel Williams Gallery, Kilkenny - Group show.|
|2007 May –Sept||Summer Exhibition, Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland, Dame St, Dublin. - Group show|
|2007 July||Summer Group Show, Hallward Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2|
|2007 April/May||Kenny Art Gallery, High Street Galway - Group show with Roisin Bateman, Simon Knowles, Bobby McLean & Rod Coyne|
|2007 April||Arthouse Gallery, Tuam, Co. Galway - Engage Studios Group Show|
|2006 - November||Town Hall Arts Centre, Charlestown, Co. Mayo - Joint show with Christine Meehan|
|2006 - November||Tulca 2006 - University College Hospital, Galway - Group Show|
|2006 - August||Market 06 - The Old Market Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co, Waterford - Group Show|
|2006 - July||Project 06 - Studio Group Show|
|2006 - July||Stone Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin - Group Show|
|2006 - June||Ard Bia, cafe & Artspace, Quay Street Galway - Solo exhibition|
|2006||8 X 8 - Fisheries Tower, Galway - Group show in conjunction with Galway Civic Trust|
|2005||Christmas Group show - Waterfront as Gallery, Rosses Point, Sligo|
|2005||Tulca Arts Festival, Galway - Studio Group Show|
|2005 - June||'Quartet' - group show with 4 artists - Waterfront Art Gallery, Rosses Point, Sligo|
|2004||'The Stolen Child' - Group show - Waterfront Art Galtery, Roses Point, Sligo,|
|2003||Christmas Group Show - William Frank Gallery, Monkstown, Co. Dublin|
|1998||Industria Art, Dublin|
|1996||Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design Diploma Show, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin|
An Bord Pleanala - Dublin. Microsoft Irish Art Collection. Stephens Hall Hotel, Leeson Street, Dublin. Charleville Hotel, Rathmines, Dublin. Corporate Travel Partners, Lincoln Place, Dublin. The Commons Cafe, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Dublin.
Various private collections throughout Ireland.