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Leah Beggs

Leah Beggs

Leah 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.

Art Education

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.