TWO new exhibitions will be opening in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon on Friday evening at 8pm.
One is from Dublin-based artist Daniel McKeon, who primarily works as a painter from a studio in the historical Henrietta Street area of the city.
In his twenties, he lived and worked in Clare and he had his first exhibition at the Old Ground Hotel in 1978 alongside other artists including John Shinnons, Michael Gemmell and Caitriona O’Connor.
Since then he has gone on to show his work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, his paintings being mostly abstract and process driven usually made in different series.
As well as painting he has photographic or lens-based artworks, often using collage which has become an integral part of his artistic practice.
For this exhibition he has made a new series of wors titled Chroma, which he hopes to use as an opportunity to reconnect to the county and people of Clare.
Mick Coyne lives in Ennis and is well-known in the traditional music scene as an uillean piper and singer. He also has a hairdressing business. He became interested in drawing and painting when an ongoing illness kept him house-bound.
With the help of teacher José Croft his interest developed and she also recommended Ana Colomer for watercolour lessons. Pen and ink is the main medium for this exhibition.
Drawing occupies him during times of difficulty and at times he could work almost through the night. Trees and houses feature heavily in his work. Both exhibitions continue until July 4.