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Jimmy LawlorJimmy Lawlor

Born December 1967, Wexford. Jimmy Lawlor lives in Westport, in the magnificent West of Ireland. He has been exhibiting for over 15 years. His work is based not only on the Irish sense of humour, but in vivid realisation that the old way of life will have vanished by our next generation. I call my work surruralism. It takes elements from my surroundings and mixes them with the people of the place, in their environment and doing what they love best. In their own way they have helped create the environment about them, whether they be farmers, business people, students or otherwise. Each town has it’s own characters and characteristics but are they basically the same in every town. I applaud these people and their character, which makes them unique. The humour of the Irish people is fantastic, the gentle mannerisms that I encountered while painting them is honourable, it’s a history in their faces and a sparkle in their eye that belies their age. There is nothing better for me than to capture the Character of the person, and presenting them with the final result.

Jimmy’s work is included in many important private and corporate collections in Ireland and all around the world, among them IIU, Hugh Leonard, Treasury Holdings, Diageo Ireland, Dermot Desmond, Brenda Fricker, Great Southern Hotel Group, Government Buildings and Anglo Irish Bank London.

Quotation from Mr. Hugh Leonard, Irish Independent , Oct 7th 2001: ‘..imagine a Salvador Dali who has regained at least half of his sanity and moved to the west of Ireland, and you begin to enjoy art that is not only accessible, but as warm and fantastic as a good dream’

Group Exhibition in Marceilles, France, March 2007
Solo Exhibition in Killarney Art Gallery June 2007
Solo Exhibition in Lens, France. March 2006
Solo Exhibition in Killarney Art Gallery. June 2006
Solo Exhibiton in Westport, Co. Mayo Christmas Exhibition 2006 Solo exhibition Molesworth Gallery, Dublin May 2005 Group exhibition, Killarney September 2005 Group Christmas Exhibition in Molesworth Gallery, Dublin Nov/Dec 2005 Group Christmas Exhibition in Killarney Art Gallery Nov/Dec 2005 Solo Exhibition in Waterfront Gallery, Westport Dec 2005 Solo exhibition Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland. July 2004. Solo exhibition in Waterfront Gallery, Westport, Co.Mayo,Ireland Nov 2004 Group Christmas Exhibition in Molesworth Gallery, Dublin Nov/Dec 2004 Group Christmas Exhibition in Eakin Gallery, Belfast Nov/Dec 20046 Poster Designs and commissioned paintings for R&A Bailey Ltd., Dublin
Four commissioned large paintings for the Great Southern Hotel, Galway.

 

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