ARTISTS A-Z

Hayden, Nickie

Monotype, Nickie Hayden

Forest

Artist Statement: Drawing has always been something I need to do. There is a peace that comes with drawing that sports people might call ‘the zone’. There is also the corresponding anxiety that comes in these moments as there must be balance to all things. In all of these extremes of emotion there is a sense of a very full life. So I have felt that even if my personal or practical work life is either fraught, dull or exciting, I can fight through what needs doing in my artistic life with more certainty that a resolution will occur. When this happens I am in that beautiful zone and my private practical work life becomes quieter also. I can indulge my imagination, treat myself to the sense that time has stopped, give myself to the blue ink I have just mixed, take in the subtleties of all the colour and tone, the lightness of a line compared to another. The tiniest change from one moment to another in a drawing. It is simply my passion.

Nickie Hayden was born in London and has worked as a professional artist since 1988 both as a painter and printmaker. Hayden now works from her own painting and printmaking studio in Dublin.

Hayden has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad and in 1996 Hayden’s work was chosen by President Mary Robinson to present to President Havel of the Czech Republic.

 


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Heemskerk, Marianne

Drypoint, Carborundum, Print, Marianne Heemskerk

Biography

Marianne was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She began her art education at the ‘Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs’, Amsterdam. She came to Dublin, Ireland in 1963 and enrolled for evening classes at NCAD, and in 1964 joined the Graphic Studio Dublin, where she did lithography and etching.

She exhibited with Group 65 in 1965 and 1966 and was a founder member of the Project Art Gallery on Lower Abbey Street in 1967. She received the ‘Young Irish Artists Award’ in 1965, when her son Niall was also born.

Heemskerk returned to Amsterdam in 1968 where she was accepted into the Scheme for artists, the BKR and with two other artists set up a women’s artists group called ‘Spie’ in 1988. She joined the Artists group ‘De Ploegh’ in 1993. Marianne has exhibited widely in Holland and Ireland over the years.

She moved to Co Mayo in 1997 and worked for three years with The Mayo Arts Squad. In 1998 a self portrait was commissioned by the National Self portrait Collection at the University of Limerick. Heemskerk completed the Art and Empowerment Facilitation training at the Crawford College in Cork in 2001. Marianne has been on several Artists residencies in Cill Rialaig, Co Kerry, Heinrich Boll cottage, Achill and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan.

She now gives Art and Printmaking workshops at several Arts Centres around Co Mayo and works from her studio in Enniscrone, Co Sligo.

 

Statement

‘Trying to capture in print and paint,

the light, the weather, clouds rushing across the sky,

the ever changing colours and reflections,

living and working in the landscape, trying to capture in line and colour some of

the life going on day and night….

 

The cycle of life, dead birds blown in on the beach, seasons changing,

a secret life going on at night when badgers and foxes are about

and even my cat is part of another night world….’

 

 


 


Print, Drypoint, Carborundum

Wild Landscape

Print,Carborundum, Drypoint Marianne Heemskerk

Fish Still Life

Nephin View

Nephin View

Drypoint, Carborundum, Print, Marianne Heemskerk

Achill Evening Sky

Print, Etching, Aquatint, Marianne Heemskerk

Shipwreck 1

Boats at Inishbofin 1

Boats at Inishbofin 1

Print, Etching, Aquatint, Marianne Heemskerk

Bogroad 1

Mayo Windmills 3

Mayo Windmills 3

Print, Drypoint, Carborundum, Marianne Heemskerk

Bogroad 3

Print, Etching, Aquatint, Marianne Heemskerk

The Sea, The Sea

Print, Etching, Aquatint, Marianne Heemskerk

Shipwreck 2

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Henderson, Brian

Persia

Brian Henderson was born in Wicklow in 1950. He moved to New York in 1971 and has since divided his time between Ireland and the US. Brian Henderson is known as an abstract artist, for the bold and vibrant use of colour, scale and structure.

His first solo exhibition was held in the Project Arts Centre in 1971. At the age of 21 he was awarded the MacCauley fellowship. Since then he has exhibited extensively both at home and abroad from the Soho Centre for Visual Arts (with Ursula Von Rydingsvard) in New York to Cape Town. Between 1968 and 1976 his work featured in six Irish Exhibitions of Living Art; at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, France (Art Irlandais Actuel, Aos Og) and at the Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (The Abstract Irish). He received the Glen Abbey Award in 1972.

His work now forms part of many public collections including, The Arts Council of Ireland, IMMA, the Korean Embassy in Dublin and Stockard Channing, New York City.

 


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Henderson, Cathy

Winterwoods

Winterwoods

 

Born in London, Cathy Henderson grew up in Staffordshire, Belfast and County Down before moving to Paris and then to Dublin to study at the National College of Art and Design from where she graduated with an MA in 1993. She has since exhibited in the UK, Ireland and Northwest Canada and has worked on community art projects with children and adults in Belfast, Dublin, New York and the Canadian Arctic.

Recent group shows include Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival; Portrait Ireland and the Mermaid Open Submission Show in Bray. Corporate and private clients include Guinness, Bank of Ireland and RTE and her work is in numerous private and public collections including National Bank of Canada, Queens University.

In 1996 she worked as artist in residence in the Lyric Theatre Belfast producing a critically successful large series of work documenting actors and stage crew during live performances. Her interest in documenting people using drawing and painting has extended to using audio recordings in tandem with visual imagery. In 1998 she co-produced and directed an audio documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and received a Sony award nomination.

In addition to her interest in portraiture and figurative work Cathy also makes landscape centred work drawing particular inspiration from coastal areas in Wicklow, Clare, Mayo and Donegal.


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Henderson, Clare

Waiting In A Moment

Waiting In A Moment

Info about Clare — Clare Henderson was born in Dublin in 1981. She began her art training in Ballyfermot Senior College and went on to study Fine Art Print in the National College of Art and Design. On graduating in 2005 she began printing in Graphic Studio Dublin, having received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award (2005). There, with the help of studio staff and members, she has furthered her printing practice to create a body of work based around ideas relating to the human condition. She enjoyed her first solo exhibition in MonsterTruck Gallery in 2006 and since then has exhibited in the Talbot Gallery, Graphic Studio Gallery and most recently the National Gallery of Ireland.


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Hendrick, Odile

 

‘Painting and screenprinting for me is not about a rendition of something nice or pleasing but is often inspired by a sense of outrage at how vulnerable beings, animal and human, are treated and viewed by society. It is also about expanding boundaries into the unusual and unconventional through images.

My early years spent working in hospitals in both Holland and England confronted me with human suffering (Ward Round and Guillain Barré). Subsequent training in psychoanalysis deepened my understanding of human frailty. Stations of the Cross explores self-inflicted pain and cruelty to animals is highlighted in Legalised Crime and Dead Dog.

I work full time and my time is divided between studios in Dublin and Mayo.

‘Screenprints from Mayo reflect the isolation, windswept shores, boglands, wild Atlantic Ocean and often unrelenting winds and rain. This untamed, wild, uninhibited, colourful spirit, as much reflected in the Irish people as in its landscape, is the reason why I moved here in the early 1980’s. Although I am Dutch my work is much more influenced by Irish painters such as Brian Maguire, Basil Blackshaw, Camille Souter, Sean McSweeney and Barry Cooke.’


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Horan, Birgitta

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Hunter, Jonathan

Born in Hexham, England, in 1966, a graduate of Duncan, Jordanstone College of Art, UCE, Birmingham. In 2003 he completed his Masters studies at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Hunter now lives and works in Ireland. Primarily a painter, he has shown on a solo basis in the Ashford gallery, the R.H.A., and more recently in the Hillsboro gallery, Dublin. His work forms part of many prominent public and private collections including the AIB Art Collection, Office of Public Works, University College Dublin, Hennessy Craig and the National University of Ireland.


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Hyde, Siobhan

Dasies

Dasies

Biography

In 1989 Siobhan Hyde graduated with first class honours from the College of
Marketing and Design, now Dublin Institute of Technology. She has worked
with print ever since, specialising in etching, silkscreen and woodblock,
and focusing on still life imagery among other subject matter. She is a longstanding member of Graphic Studio Dublin, where she editions prints for renowned Irish and
international artists. Her work is in the collections of the National
Gallery of Ireland, the Bank of Ireland and the Office of Public Works.
Siobhan has a  BA honours degree in humanities, with art history as
her major and is currently pursuing a masters in art and design education.


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Panda

Panda

Tulips

Tulips

Chrysanthums

Chrysanthums

My Sleeping Protector

My Sleeping Protector

Making Progress 1

Making Progress 1

Jar

Jar

Reap n Sow

Reap n Sow

Ten Orchids

Ten Orchids