About Fiona…

Fiona Power is a graduate of fine art from Sligo IT (1984 to 1988) where she studied painting, photography and print

Fiona was a founder-member of the Pigeon Loft Studios in Sligo and a member of the Backwater Artists Group when she lived in Cork city. She now paints  from her studio overlooking Dunmanus Bay in Durrus, West Cork,

Inspired by the beauty of her surroundings Fiona paints the everchanging land and seascapes that are close to her home.  Harbour and inlets, hedgerows bursting with wildflowers, dramatic skies and wild lily pools. With a great interest in the shifting light Fiona captures the fleeting moment of a particular place in time.  She has a great love of the Golden Hour and this can be seen in her treatment of morning and evening scenes.

” Working mostly in oils, I employ a variety of techniques and materials. I’m inspired by the beauty of colour and the emotion

of the ethereal moments of change in the light and atmosphere of a particular place and time.

I hope that my paintings bring about that same feeling for the

place and time in the viewer and that they connect with the work on an emotional level.”

Fiona has exhibited widely throughout Ireland, including the RHA Annual Exhibition,  “Iontas”,  The Crawford and Triskel art galleries , Cork.

Fiona has been awarded a two-month residency at the Villa Fontaine in Antibes, France.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Group show; The Model, Sligo (1992)
  • “Aishling”; group show, The Pantheon Gallery, Dublin (1993)
  • “Iontas”; Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo (1993)
  • “Three of a Kind”; three-person show, McCanny Gallery, Sligo (1993)
  • “Art Presence”; Crawford Gallery, Cork (1993)
  • Boyle Arts Festival; Boyle (1993)
  • Monaghan Open Exhibition; Monaghan (1993)
  • RHA Annual Exhibition; Dublin (1994)
  • Christmas Group Show, The Model, Sligo (1994)
  • “Sciop”; Siamsa Tíre Arts Centre, Tralee (1995)
  • “Iontas”; Sligo, RHA Dublin & Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (1995)
  • Group show; Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (1995)
  • Group show; The Lavit Gallery, Cork (2004)
  • Group show; Hamilton Gallery, Sligo (2007)
  • Group show; The Lavit Gallery, Cork (2007)
  • Group Show; Blue House Gallery, Schull (2014)
  • Group Show; The Lavit Gallery, Cork (2014)
  • Cairde Visual Open Exhibition; Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo (2015)
  • Cairde Visual Open Exhibition; Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo (2016)
  • Doswell Gallery Summer Show; Rosscarbery (2016)
  • “Two of a Kind” 2-person exhibition with Cormac O’Leary; Aisling Gallery (2016)
  • “Summer Select” group exhibition; The Lavit Gallery (2017)
  • “Abundance: Land, Water, Light” 2-person exhibition with Anastasia O’Donoghue-Healy; Aisling Gallery (2017)
  • Skibbereen Arts Festival with the Blue House Gallery; Group Show, Skibbereen (2017)
  • “Five Artists” Group Show (with Eithne Roberts, Margo Banks, Aidan Butler and Annabel Langrish) ; Heron Gallery, Ahakista, West Cork (2017)
  • ‘Regions’, Open Exibition, Uillean,  Skibberreen, West Cork (2017)
  • Christmas exhibition; The Lavit Gallery Group show, December 2017
  • Christmas exhibition; The Blue House Gallery Group Show, December 2017
  • Group Show; Aisling Gallery, Ballydehob, March 2018
  • “The Airman Foresees his Future”; Invited Yeats Exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, June 2018
  • “Elements”, Catherine Hammond Select Invited Exhibition, Skibbereen, July 2018
  • “A Shared Landscape”; Aisling Gallery, Ballydehob (with Anastasia O’Donoghue-Healy), July 2018
  • “Anseo”; Skibbereen (in association with the Blue House Gallery), August 2018
  • “West Cork Creates”; Skibbereen, August 2018

Forthcoming Exhibitions

  • Artsource; Stand B16, RDS Dublin
  • St Brigid’s Day Exhibition; Hamilton Gallery Sligo (in association with the Irish Embassy, London), February 2019
  • Residency exhibition with Villa Fontaine; Antibes, France, 2019
  • Two-person show; Aisling Gallery, Ballydehob, July 2019