Bio and artwork of Ann Hennessey.
Ann graduated from the Crawford School of Art when she was in her early 20’s. She went on to produce paintings and sculptures in stone. Over the years she has exhibited in many venues around Ireland. She painted landscapes, portraits and abstracts in Acrylics for those years. She taught in secondary schools in Cork and Kerry . When she moved to Tubrid Moor Ardfert she set up a painting Studio where she has been teaching painting and Art and craft to kids and teens. Her own work includes paintings relating to texture, movement and the colors and form as of the surrounding countryside and sea. She has been taking commissions and selling her work there since 2002.
In 2014 she set up a pottery and Glass Studio so she could translate her work to these mediums. She runs classes and courses all year round with visiting lecturers and artists. Her own work now reflects the development of these studios. Ann believes that :” in passing through this life we can enjoy the visual and express the spiritual by creating art . The value of this Art is in reflecting a part of ourselves who express it and those who connect with it. We get a glimpse of the soul of the person ” Ann also believes that : art and creativity are vital to a healthy existence. How ever we choose to express ourselves either through visual art, music, writing, gardening, cooking etc. She welcomes everybody to her studios to create and take a break from life.
“people ask me why I don’t go on a holiday more often ? she said -” I don’t need a break from everything I love doing ” is the answer .
Ann is exhibiting a small sample of her work in this exhibition, it is a flavour of what she produces annually . She takes commissions for art work from her Studios in Clay, Glass Acrylic Painting and other mediums. . Callers to the Studios can contact Ann on 0876579093 any time to arrange a visit and a tour around.