Teacher of Art, Craft and Design at St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary school Killiney. Over 7 years teaching both in Ireland and the U.K.
John Dinan is a professional artist who has been teaching art for over 20 years, in Ireland, France and Italy. He is an exhibiting artist in many of Ireland’s leading galleries in both the Republic and the north of Ireland. He has exhibited in RHA, Oireachtas and many solo and group exhibitions. He is a member of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, and of the Back Lane Painters, and is a founder member of the Portmarnock Art Group.
His landscapes, portraits and still lifes are held internationally in corporate and private collections.
He especially loves painting en plein air, and has run outdoor workshops and been a prize-winner at the international Art in the Open festival in Wexford. He paints in a varied range of styles, but his work is usually recognised through good drawing, strong compositions and bright colours. His workshops always receive great feedback for the extensive tuition, complete sharing of experience and insights, helpful one-to-one advice and the encouraging atmosphere he maintains in his classes. He lives in Cross, in south Mayo, near the village of Cong where he and his wife have had an art gallery for over 12 years. www.johndinan.comwww.congartgallery.com
Michael is an abstract artist living in Co. Wicklow. He attended both Dublin and Limerick Collages of Art.
He teaches abstract painting on an ongoing basis to groups and also gives one to one tuition. Throughout his career michael has had numerous successful exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. His paintings are held in private and public collections. Gemmell never stops thinking about the landscape as something interiorized “from above and below” rather than as something diagrammatically delineating the lay of the land.His process seems to be one of delving and digging into earthy essences, as when Heaney likes working with his pen to the way his father sinks a spade “into gravelly ground.”
He recently exhibited his work in the Leinster Gallery Dublin.
Damien is an Irish artist based in Dublin. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language. In 2013, he exhibited in the group exhibition Island: New Art From Ireland in Galleria Civica diModena, Italy; in the three-person show Flood/NiBhriain/Vari at DOMOBAAL, London; and the group show Cafe Paridiso (Least common denominator, or Rustenschacher) at M1, Germany. In 2012, he was part of the group showMaking Familiar at Temple Bar Gallery, Crystalline at Millennium Court Arts Centre and Last at Douglas Hyde Gallery. He has been selected for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008 and 2010. Most recently he has been in the group shows Ngorongoro, Leiderstrasse, Berlin and Studio Chronicles a RH Contemporary Art, New York.
Solo shows include
Infinite Plane, Grey Noise, Dubai, Interior Sun, Green On Red Gallery, 2014, Theatre of the World, Ormston House, Limerick, 2012, Upland, Mermaid Arts Centre, 2011, History of the Visitation, Green On Red Gallery, 2011, Counter Earth, Green On Red Gallery, 2010.
Afterworlds, 2013, Spectral Gallery, 2011, Selected Works, 2010. Damien has thought at Limerick College of Art, Wexford College of Art, Sligo College of Art, Burren College of Art andbeen a Visiting Lecturer at the National College of Art, Dublin and Belfast College of Art. Damien Flood is represented by Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.