Faces & Places
Joint Exhibition by Aislinn Celisse, Karen Hickey and Maria Jordan-O’Reilly
Running in the Courtroom Gallery, Cappoquinn, Waterford
from the 8th till the 28th October, 2022
Free to the public
Faces & Places – An exciting exhibition from three very different female visual artists.
Aislinn Celisse has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Aislinn graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fine Art and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree Honours in Painting.
Aislinn is an artist that is not bound to a specific style, genre or medium. In her practice she works to a high level in a variety of mediums from acrylic, pastels, watercolour, ink, charcoal, pen and oils.
Aislinn’s local environment plays a big part in her current works, from urban to rural Irish life. A twenty minute drive from the studio brings her to rivers, mountain valleys, to glorious seascapes and the numerous beautiful towns and villages nearby. These Places inspire her using vast arrays of colour and light in each piece of work produced.
Karen Hickey is based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Since 2005 she has attended many workshops and courses mainly in portraiture, attending at NCAD studying Life Drawing and Painting in 2016/17. She has been working professionally since 2016. Interested in people, their histories and back-stories, she endeavours to capture the essence of her subjects through the bold use of colour, shapes and lines. Her visual style Is expressive and instinctive. Karen’s work featured at the Electric Picnic Festival in 2017 and at the Waterford Walls Festival in 2018 and she hosted a solo exhibition at the Signal Arts Centre in Bray that year.
She has displayed work at Art Source in 2018, 2019 and 2021. In 2022 Karen was accepted to exhibit her art at K-Fest in Killorglin and had a second solo exhibition at Signal Arts Centre in Bray in February.
Karen will feature again at Art Source 2022.
Maria Jordan-O’Reilly is based near Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Finding her way back into visual art and expression in later life, Maria loves to express emotions and experiences through her art. She wants to share her life’s journey towards the discovery of the power of the female divine and reflect her place within the history and heritage of both the family and the society in which she grew and developed. Moving to Cavan in recent years have given her the time to reflect and create, but more importantly to look back and finally start putting together the jigsaw that is her HER-story and the impact of the collective subconscious that has shaped her world view.
Maria will feature again in her first solo Exhibition in The Old Couthouse and Bridewell, Bailieborough in the month of November. Following that she will be one of the artists showing at this years Christmas Arts Bazaar in Townhall Cavan from the 3rd to the 22nd of December.