Personal Statement of Rosalind McConaghy: I like to work in a variety of media taking the environment as my subject..lough, sea, rivers and the garden. In this body of work I have used "A Collection of Flowers 1944" by Andy Brown (my father) as a resource material. My influences are Emil Nolde, Turner, Ceanne, Matisse and Doig.
Personal Statement of Oonagh Catchpole: Painting is like exposing your soul to the viewer. Nothing is hidden. It is one of the most important things in my life and I love to explore colour, light, pattern and texture. I paint mostly in mixed media, acrylic and watercolour. I am always experimenting, striving for improvement and would get really bored if I was doing the same thing week after week! One day I may be doing an abstract landscape, the next possibly a delicate flower painting in watercolour. I have over the years been influenced by the works of Paul Klee, Bonnard, Klimt, and the modern day artists Gillian Ayres and Barbara Rae.