Biography to follow
Born in Belfast in 1937, Professor Harry McMahon has been living and painting on the Causeway Coast since 1968, when he joined the staff of the New University of Ulster. His art has progressed steadily over the years from beginning amateur to now professional. Starting painting landscapes in the seventies, he became a member of […]
James MacIntyre was born in Coleraine (1926 – 2015) and from 1946 onwards he was a self-taught artist. James regularly exhibited in the 55a Gallery, Belfast along with George Campbell and Gerard Dillon. In 1955 he won a travel scholarship and so lived in London and Paris for several years working as an illustrator. Over […]
Max McCabe born 1917 was an Irish artist. He was also a talented musician; playing the violin. In 1941 Max married fellow artist Gladys McCabe. They exhibited together on many occasions, starting in Ireland at Robinson & Cleaver in Belfast, 1942 and in England at the Kensington Art Gallery in 1949. He died in 2000.
Kieran McGoran (1932-1990) was a figure and portrait painter who was born in Ballynahinch, Co. Down. He attended the Belfast College of Art before travelling to America for a number of years to study graphics. He generally worked in pastels and oils and took influence from William Conor.
Keith Drury born 1964 is a Belfast artist initially known for oil paintings but is now renowned for vibrant cityscapes created by 3D modelling. Many of his early oil on canvas artworks featured leading political and religious leaders. Some were controversial and raised criticism, with the more contentious works gaining national media attention, particularly in […]
Brian Smyth was born in 1967. He studied art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, graduating in 1995 with an honours degree in Art & Design. . Although Brian specialised in painting at college he also studied other various art subjects including multi-media, print, video and photography. Brian Smyth paintings capture […]
Ken Hamilton was born in Nigeria, West Africa. He returned to Ireland at the age of eleven and later went on to Art College in Belfast. Rejecting the trends of so called contemporary art, Hamilton has sought to restore some of the ancient values of painting now discarded by so many. He spent a considerable […]