‘I CAME UPON A PLACE’

Kate Beagan at The Doorway Gallery Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan at The Doorway Gallery Photo © Michael Fisher

KATE BEAGAN SOLO EXHIBITION IN DUBLIN’S DOORWAY GALLERY 

Kate Beagan's 'House on the Corner'  Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s ‘House on the Corner’     €1200     Photo © Michael Fisher

MICHAEL FISHER Northern Standard Thursday 16th April p.34  Carrickmacross News

Kate Beagan's 'Storm on the Horizon'   Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s ‘Storm on the Horizon’     RESERVED €1800     Photo © Michael Fisher

When the Northern Standard visited Kate Beagan in January at her studio in Donaghmoyne overlooking Manaan Castle golf course, she was busy preparing to exhibit her work in London and Dublin. She concentrates on painting contemporary landscapes, inspired by scenes close to where she lives.

Kate Beagan's 'Perbeach in Winter' Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s ‘Perbeach in Winter’     €2600     Photo © Michael Fisher

Old houses and fields provide the inspiration for much of her work. As she spoke to me three months ago, she was working on a large canvas. So it was a delight to be able to see the finished work, ‘Perbeach in Winter’ displayed prominently at the Doorway Gallery in Dublin at the opening of her solo exhibition last Thursday.

Kate Beagan's 'A Shaft of Light'  Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s ‘A Shaft of Light’     SOLD €800   Photo © Michael Fisher

The gallery at South Frederick Street was opened last year by Deirdre Carroll and Denise Donnelly.

Owners of The Doorway Gallery, Deirdre Carroll and Denise Donnelly Photo © Michael Fisher

Owners of The Doorway Gallery, Deirdre Carroll and Denise Donnelly Photo © Michael Fisher

‘I came upon a Place’ features 33 of Kate’s colourful works, with prices ranging from €350 for a small canvas up to €2600 for the large painting. Among the visitors on the opening night were her sister Karen Carleton, manager of the Mill Theatre in Dundrum and the artist and poet Roisin Duffy from Sreenty near Carrickmacross.

Kate Beagan and her sister Karen Carleton Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan and her sister Karen Carleton Photo © Michael Fisher

Some of Kate’s previous works have been sold to private collectors. Others have gone to clients in the public sector, including the Office of Public Works, and the business sector. Kate went to the St Louis Convent in Carrickmacross. She went to art college in Galway but did not finish her degree.

'After the Storm' by Kate Beagan Photo © Michael Fisher

‘After the Storm’ by Kate Beagan      SOLD €1800      Photo © Michael Fisher

She emigrated to Australia, where she spent ten years before returning to Ireland and took up her brushes again. Kate is married to Kevin and they have two daughters in their early 20s and a son aged 17. Another solo exhibition is due to be held in Mullingar in September.

'The Way Home' by Kate Beagan for Jack & Jill Foundation Auction Photo: Zoe Kelly facebook

‘The Way Home’ by Kate Beagan for Jack & Jill Foundation Auction Photo: Zoe Kelly facebook

Kate was one of two County Monaghan artists who contributed to the ‘Pigs on Parade’ in March in aid of Jonathan Irwin’s childrens’ charity, the Jack and Jill foundation. Her pig ‘The Way Home’ was sold at auction for €950.

'Baba Muc' by Niamh O'Connor for Jack & Jill Foundation Auction

‘Baba Muc’ by Niamh O’Connor for Jack & Jill Foundation Auction

Niamh O’Connor a friend of hers and fellow artist from Ballinode also created a pig ‘Baba Muc’ that fetched €600.

Kate’s latest exhibition runs until Thursday April 30th so if you are visiting Dublin, it’s worth visiting the Doorway Gallery, which is close to Trinity College and Leinster House.

Opening hours from 10:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday.

Her pictures, at least fourteen of which have already been sold and one reserved, can also be viewed on the gallery’s website:

http://www.thedoorwaygallery.com.

Kate Beagan's Paintings at The Doorway Gallery, Dublin  Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s Paintings at The Doorway Gallery, Dublin Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan's 'A Wet Morning'  Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan’s ‘A Wet Morning’     €800     Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan and Joseph Murphy, Dublin, at The Doorway Gallery exhibition Photo © Michael Fisher

Kate Beagan and Joseph Murphy, Dublin, at The Doorway Gallery exhibition Photo © Michael Fisher

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