Group Show Flemming Christoffersen, Cormac Dennis, Anne Farrall-Doyle, Brian Gallagher & Owen Rohu
January 28 - February 7 2004
To begin our exciting and dynamic schedule of exhibitions and events for 2004, Oisín Gallery is delighted to warmly welcome you to the launch of a group exhibition, featuring an eclectic mix of works by five established gallery artists. This show hosts the work of Flemming Christoffersen, Anne Farrall-Doyle, Brian Gallagher, Cormac Dennis and Owen Rohu.
Flemming Christoffersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark where he studied Graphic Design and Illustration for four years at the Copenhagen Institute of Art. Upoon moving to Dublin in 1968, he worked as an Art Director in various eminent advertising agencies and, since 1989, has enjoyed a highly successful career as a freelance illustrator, whilst continuing to pursue his passion for painting. His love of fly-fishing, listening to and playing traditional Irish music has been highly influential on his chosen subject and his fluid, energetic approach to painting.
Flemming's paintings have featured in Oisín Gallery's permanent exhibition and several group shows since early 2003. He currently lives in Bray with his wife, who is from Cork, and their two children.
Cormac Dennis was born in Rush, County Dublin in 1967. Deriving inspiration from classical painters such as Thomas Ryan and Walter Osborne, Cormac is principally a self-taught artist. His ability to master a vast range of mediums evolved at a very early stage in his career, and he has since exhibited his naturalistic landscapes and figure studies, cast in pastel and oils, in innumerable art galleries and competitions throughout Ireland. These include the annual Royal Hibernian auctions, the National Portrait Awards, the Cork Arts Society and, amongst many others, a solo-exhibition in conjunction with the Skerries yearly arts festival.
Cormac began to exhibit his work with Oisín Gallery in 2003 and has experienced both increasing popularity and recognition. He currently lives and works in his native Rush in Northside County Dublin, Ireland.
Anne Farrall-Doyle was born and educated in Cheshire, England. She attended the Stockport College of Art and, upon graduating, began her career as an illustrator, working on many prestigious accounts in advertising and publishing. During this period, Anne lived and worked in Spain, Munich and Los Angeles, whilst travelling extensively throughout Europe and Africa. After this period of travel, Anne spent many years in St. Ives, Cornwall, and later Sussex where she established an art department at the Pestalozzi School, teaching children from Nepal, Tibet and India. In 1996, she moved to Wexford to concentrate on her career as a fine art painter.
In 2003, Anne was elected to represent Ireland at the Florence Biennial and, shortly thereafter, won the European Award for six of her designs, which were reproduced into Irish stamps for the recent Europa and Comhaltas Ceoltori Eirean editions.
Anne has exhibited with the Oisín Gallery since early 2003, featuring in many of its exhibitions, such as the Annual Christmas and its notable 25th Anniversary Show.
Brian Gallagher was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1967. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from the Bristol College of Art, Brian has enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator and fine artist. His illustrations have appeared in many illustrious advertising campaigns both in Ireland and abroad. Magazines, newspapers and books, which have featured his work, include the Sunday Independent, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, the Evening Standard (U.K.) and the Irish Times. Running concurrently with his established career in visual media, Brian's paintings have featured in numerous exhibitions in major galleries in Ireland and the United Kingdom. His landscapes typify the rugged terrain of the northwest of Ireland, with particular attention to and sensitivity for the most rural areas of Donegal.
Brian is a committee member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland and currently lives and works in Dublin.
Owen Rohu was born in 1966 in Dublin, Ireland. He studied Visual Communications, majoring in Illustration, in the College of Marketing & Design in Dublin, and later studied at the prestigious Scottsdale Art School, Arizona, USA.
Initially, Owen pursued a career in the animation industry, working as a background artist for animation greats such as Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox and Don Bluth Studios. However, during his professional career in animation, Owen continued to pursue his talent for painting, exhibiting works in Australia and in the U.S.A.
Owen has recently returned to Ireland, settling in Louisburgh on the outskirts of Westport. His paintings are largely influenced by the serene landscapes of County Mayo.
Owen has been exhibiting with the Oisín Gallery since November 2002 and experienced phenomenal success in shows such as the Oisín Gallery's annual Christmas Exhibition and its 25th Anniversary Show, in October 2003.
Paintings in the exhibition