In the Digital Studio: Anna O’Hara & Patrick O’Hara
In the Digital Studio this month we were thrilled to work with Patrick O’Hara on a new print project, reproducing a series paintings by his wife Anna O’Hara.
Anna O’Hara’s full-time painting career took place predominantly in 1982, submitting oil paintings to galleries in Cork, Dublin and London. Having thrown off the influence of 1960’s art school regimes, she developed her own style of representational painting, giving the traditional landscapes a slightly post-impressionist nuance, surrounded as she now was by the rich countryside, forests, estuaries and coasts of southern Ireland. Anna had some sixteen exhibitions in Ireland and had an enthusiastic following, and was twice selected for Royal Hibernian Academy exhibitions.
We were terribly upset to hear that Anna sadly passed away late last December 2013. Anna’s husband Patrick has been working with our digital studio technician producing a series of prints in preparation for a Memorial Exhibition of her work. He plans to have a special sale of Anna’s limited edition works, including beautiful watercolour and gouache paintings of exotic birds, butterflies and flowers that Anna produced in the months before she died.
A Memorial Exhibition of Anna O’Hara’s work will be held from 1st – 9th November, 2014, at the Manor House gallery (where she lived and worked) in Currabinny, near Carrigaline in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. Details will be posted on www.ohara-art.com.
Proceeds from the sales will go to the Irish Cancer Society.
Image: Anna O’Hara