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Cormac O’ Leary

Cormac O’Leary was born in Cork city, Ireland in 1969. He studied fine art at Sligo RTC from 1987 to 1991. Since then he has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, the UK and America. His work is in many public collections including- AIB, Cork County Library Collection, UniCredito Italiano, IFSC, Crawford Municipal Art Collection, Cork, OPW, Office of Trade Enterprise and Employment, Stormont Govt. offices, Northern Ireland, Wellwoman Centre, IIC Bank, Nazareth House, Sligo, Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, Leitrim County Council Art Collection, and Royal Hospital, Donnybrook. His work is also included in private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, USA and Australia.

“As an artist I return to places over time, picking up the threads of a visual story. Scenes change but are also restored, reafirmed. Places are always renewing themselves- a shelf of rock by a thundering sea, beaches in a winter light, fields overshadowed by mountains, forests in seasonal flux. I draw the image out, build it up in waves of colour, try to strike the right note; the afterglow of memory”

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